Susan Shelby Lawyer, LCPC, ICST

Preferred Name: Suzie

Online Therapy

About Me

Different stages of life can bring about change, hardship, and trauma. As a counselor, I am able to connect and come alongside you to support, challenge, and process through these stages, as they can often feel lonely and hopeless. I have experience counseling individuals of all ages struggling with grief and loss, family issues, anxiety, depression, self-injury, and life changes. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults as they walk through their own life change and trauma. Authentic connection is key to healing. I do this through person-centered strength-based counseling, focusing on building positive relationships with my clients. I'm passionate about having a holistic approach to overall health and wellness, using body based techniques that integrate the two hemispheres of the brain. I am happy to tailor therapy with a faith-based approach. Stanley, my therapy dog in training, can also be part of our sessions.

Education & Experience

BS: Virgina Tech (1993) MS: McDaniel College (2012)

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist Currently enrolled in Advanced Trauma Certification Course Believe Big Cancer Support Group Facilitator LifePoint Church - Guest Speaker on the Midweek Series

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield

All other insurance OON