Susan Highfill, LPC

SPECIALTIES:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Spirituality
  • Chronic and Life Threatening Illness

Issues:

  • ADD/ADHD & Behavioral issues
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Issues
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Juvenile violence or legal issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues (bullying, poor behavior or grades, test anxiety, etc.)
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal tendencies or thoughts
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Weight Concerns

Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over thirty years’ experience in the field of mental health.  She has provided individual, marital, family, and group services in numerous settings and has served as the Director of The Grief and Loss Counseling Center at Good Samaritan Hospice, as the Director of Advantage EAP at Lewis Gale Medical Center, and as the Director of Adult Outpatient Services at Blue Ridge Behavioral Health.  Susan’s primary areas of interest include grief & loss (including loss of a beloved pet), spirituality, and chronic & life threatening illness, as well as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.  Susan is a client centered counselor who believes strongly that providing a safe, honest, caring, and confidential environment is critical to the success of counseling and she uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to assist clients in reaching their goals.

To schedule an appointment:

Ages of Patients:

  • Toddlers (2 to 6 years)
  • Children (7 to 12 years)
  • Teens (13 to 17 years)
  • Adults (18 to 64 years)

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Families

Treatment Modalities:

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Dialectical Behavioral
  • Family Counseling
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Sand Play
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-based
  • Trauma Focused / Trauma Informed