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Suzanne Loughman, LMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

Hi! I’m Suzanne- thank you for taking the time to stop by to get to know me.

I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, dually licensed in the states of Virginia and Massachusetts. This includes licensure as a Social Worker and a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider, focusing on both victim issues and sexual or sexually reactive behavioral responses. I use primarily a cognitive-behavioral approach to treatment (doesn’t everybody? But it works!) blended with art therapy techniques. But I do like to borrow from other disciplines and theoretical practices. I’m very expressive and love using experiential approaches. I also include an eclectic blend in my practice to engage and to “meet you where you’re at” to ensure the best treatment outcomes to ensure your emotional well-being and stability. But most-of-all, to ensure for your SAFETY! I believe in the importance of a person-centered approach because YOU are the expert on your life, and I explore this from a “strength-based” perspective.

I am an artist, with my true passion for art (stemming from my childhood) resulting in obtaining a bachelor’s degree in graphic arts and design from an accredited college. My passion for art was unbridled and culminated in my continued studies and education in the field of art therapy. I found that my passion for creating was matched only by my love for children and the desire to help heal emotional pain and address mental health issues. The power of art to heal, empower and engage someone cannot be understated. The process of ‘artmaking’ from start to finish, to include self-exploration and emotional expression can have an unbelievable impact with incredible results. Yes, you can engage in art therapy and art interventions through a tele-med platform. Let me guide you through the “process”! Art coupled with therapy is, in itself, the “process.”

I have extensive knowledge in child and adolescent development and the impact of trauma, with proficiency in the assessment and treatment of at-risk youth and court-involved youth. I have provided expert testimony in multiple cases to offer advocacy on behalf of my adolescent clientele and to appeal to the courts for the treatment and supports necessary to mitigate further court involvement and to avoid incarceration. The best treatment is that which is offered in a youth’s community, where family and community resources can provide support and growth. I believe in the power of “appropriate” treatment to heal and help youth process through their challenges in their homes, schools, and communities, in order to address mental health issues and behavioral challenges. I firmly believe that finding inner strength and self-worth is what translates to success. This is a person-centered approach that comes from finding one’s strengths! Our youth are challenged by a world and a society wrought with violence, racism, crime, deviant imagery and sometimes, ‘not-so-subtle’ messages and images that generate inappropriate behaviors. Through self-awareness and education, negative outcomes can be avoided. It’s all about the process! Come join me: Let’s talk and make art!! I would love to get to know you. I hope you find value in what I can offer and let me into your world! … You can be anything you want to be, but remember, “in a world where you can be anything, be kind.”



Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, First Responder Issues, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Phobias, Postpartum Depression

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MA LMHC 6333

VA LPC 0701004445

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Suzanne Loughman. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

So far Suzanne impressed me by asking the right questions - ones that would fall into a blind spot and I wouldn’t raise myself. She’s been very patient and attentive with me, and I appreciate it. Also, very skilled/experienced, it seems. I look forward to seeing Suzanne to get more insights together to help untangle the complex issues I’m dealing with.

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Suzanne is a great listener and offers great advice in a very kind and compassionate manner.

Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Suzanne is a wonderful person, so sweet, caring, and supportive. It felt easy and comfortable to jump around conversation and talking points.

Written on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with Suzanne for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

Suzanne is a great listener and has helped me tremendously.

Written on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 months