Colleen Lhotsky Sullivan


*Not accepting new clients at this time * Trauma informed child and family counselor.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Summerville, SC

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Sometimes the words are hard to find for little ones. I work with children, teens and their families incorporating expressive approaches to help find their natural way of communicating. Often my client's are children with trauma, anxiety, phobias, depression, defiance, anger, ADHD, low self-esteem...etc.

My Background and Approach

I incorporate expressive approaches to help find their natural way of communicating. I incorporate expressive therapies with a trauma informed, multicultural perspective using modalities of CBT, TF-CBT, and solution focused. incorporating expressive therapies, like play, art and music, this can help a child with with trauma and/or behavioral challenges reveal unconscious fears, worries, thoughts and wishes. The expression is healing in itself but the patterns or themes in their play can reveal solutions to developing a plan for the family as a whole to heal. As a parent, asking for help for your child and family might be difficult but with a calm, non-judgmental space to explore what is most productive to your individual needs will help.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Originally from Maryland, receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park I have experience working with special needs children and substance abuse counseling. I worked briefly in a Montessori school while obtaining a Master’s Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Argosy University’s CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I love the Montessori philosophy and often bring some aspects into my practice. I believe creating a calm, nonjudgmental space helps others go to that headspace themselves, making it easier to focus and create a habit to find their calm on their own. Rather than focusing on the “why,” the “what” is the answer I like to look for – what might be causing a child to behave this harmful way and how can we work together to replace those harmful/unhelpful behaviors with more helpful coping mechanisms.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Rate: $80/session


843-779-7492 Email Colleen
89 Old Trolley Rd, Suite 205
Summerville, SC 29485

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