Hi, my name is Janet Suffel and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I graduated from Regent University in May 2007. I have been licensed since July2010 and have been in private practice since that time. Choosing to become a counselor was a difficult decision for me, as it necessitated returning to school after 20 years as a working professional . However, it is the best decision of my life to date.
I have experience working with adolescents and adults. The individuals I’ve worked with are dealing with resolving childhood (and recent) traumatic events in their lives as well as anxiety and/or depression. When working with trauma I assist the individual in resolving those events and help them understand how those events have impacted their life up to this point. When working with an individual dealing with anxiety, I provide concrete tools to assist them in their daily lives.
Reaching out to talk to a stranger is often difficult for people in our society today. You have made the first step on the journey to the rest of your life. I am excited you have chosen me as your guide. I look forward to walking part of your life journey with you.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701004876
Janet is a great listener and gives me great perspectives on how to process my emotions. I am thankful to have her insight on this journey of living a balanced and loving life.
Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Janet is an amazing therapist. In my few short months with her she has made a major impact on me. Issues that I thought would never leave me are starting to make more sense and be more manageable and I’m happy about it
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Janet for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
I have been working with Janet for a few weeks now and they have been extremely helpful in helping me to gain perspective on some things that I have needed to work through. I like Janet's no-nonsense approach. Janet would message to check in which is a nice perk and is always quick to respond to any messages that I may send. I would highly recommend Janet.
Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Janet for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Janet is a great listener and draws from her experience and personal life.. great having that perspective
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues
It was just our first session. It went well enough that I booked another session.
Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Janet is attentive, caring and gives me excellent advice and real life actionable items I can do to help my anxiety. She is amazing!
Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks