Davis Counseling & Play Therapy Center, P​LLC​​

Suzanne O. Davis, LPC, RPT

Suzanne has dedicated herself and her abilities to empowering and supporting others during difficult seasons in life since 2014. She has received her M.A. in Community Counseling (2011) and her M.A. in Law in Human Rights and Rule of Law (2020) from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is also the author of When RONA Visited My Town published March 2021 in response to COVID-19. Among her abilities as a therapist, she provides a safe, empathic, and confidential environment to work through your personal goals. Suzanne's personal style is calming, genuine, and authentic, while her therapeutic style is integrative. She sees each individual as unique, with varying needs, and is supportive during times of healing. Suzanne's theoretical style is person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, and play therapy oriented. She uses a variety of therapeutic strategies to assist in reducing anxiety and depression, managing current life stressors that create "dis-ease," and assists in relationship, family, and parenting issues.

Suzanne is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Virginia License #0701005706) through the Virginia Board of Counseling as of January 2014 . She is also a Registered Play Therapist (#T3781) through the Association for Play Therapy as of April 2018  where she received her play therapy training from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She utilizes play therapy techniques to promote healing and growth while addressing cognitive, behavioral, and emotional challenges in children and adolescents. Children communicate through the use of play by using toys as symbols just as adults use words to communicate. 

"Play is our first language...When playing, we express thoughts and feelings that might otherwise remain hidden." Association for Play Therapy 

"Play is a medium for expressing feelings, exploring relationships, and self-fulfillment." 

Gary Landreth