Susan M Archer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , LCSW

(804) 288-1788
I treat people with a variety of concerns--losses, trauma,addictions and mental health diagnoses. They may have abuse or trauma from a variety of life situations--childhood, military, relationships, and injuries/illness. I work with couples, straight and gay,and find that working with both partners can be very useful in getting to the root of the problem and untangling issues. My goal is to create the healing environment I would want as a client--safe, relaxed, professional, and focused on progress. My clients report they are relieved to find me and say their lives are improving as treatment progresses.
Trauma is my specialty, whether a single event or a history of many traumatic events. Techniques incomporated into therapy include EMDR, deep emtional release and process, and mindfulness cognitive behavioral therapy. My approach is gentle, non-shaming and unpretentious. People often have dual issues such as addiction or mental health diagnosis.
I'm comfortable with myself and others and feel very fortunate to do this kind of work. I love people and especially people who have hurts. I welcome your emails and any questions you may have about the therapy process.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Susan Archer now - (804) 288-1788


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: University of Texas at Austin
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: 0904005184 Virginia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Coventry
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford
  • ValueOptions
  • Anthem Health Keepers
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
  • Southern Health
  • United

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Susan M Archer's groups

Substance Abuse

Outpatient treatment meets twice weekly for two hours a session. Three difference groups offerred so call for assessment and times. Format is half educational and half process discussion.

More about this group


Archstone Counseling and Treatment
5501 Patterson Avenue
Suite 103
RichmondVirginia 23226
(804) 288-1788
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  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Grief


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Life Coaching
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health:

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues


  • Binge eating

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Professional Connections

Ms. Alissa Woolfolk, LPC

Ms. Alissa Woolfolk, LPC

Colleague, known for 3 years

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 21 Jul 2015