Lindsey Suter, lcsw-c

410-823-3344 Ext 125
410-823-1214 (Fax)


      2007    Colorado state university, Fort Collins, CO                        Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
      2010      University of Maryland School of Social                             Work, Baltimore, MD,                                                           Master of Social work (MSW) clinical                                 concentration in children and families


   Maryland Licensed Certified Social Worker #16125

Counseling Philosophy

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) and registered play therapist (RPT) with over 10 years experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families in a variety of settings including outpatient and in-home mental health, school, residential treatment and foster care. I specialize in working with children and adolescent survivors of trauma, depression, anxiety and life transitions including but not limited to divorce, out of home placement, grief and loss.

I strive to develop genuine and collaborative relationships with my clients and am committed to creating a safe and warm environment where every individual is encouraged to be themselves as they navigate through the therapeutic process.  

We each hold the power within ourselves to heal, flourish and grow.  With my  compassionate nature, training and strong belief in human resilience, I know that together we can over come obstacles and achieve positive and lasting change. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of your journey!

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a therapeutic counseling approach typically used with children ages 3-12 but can be adapted for adolescents as well.  This type of therapy offers children and teens a safe and supportive environment to explore complex emotions and understand difficult experiences in order to grow and heal.  There are many different approaches to play therapy however all types are rooted in the belief that play is a child’s natural language and an essential part of the healing process. 

Play therapy can be used to address a variety of issues including but not limited to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, divorce, anger, social skills and self esteem.  The benefits of play therapy include promoting self control, improving self esteem, increasing self regulation, developing trust, encouraging communication, problem solving skills,  stress reduction, self empowerment and acceptance.  

The Association of Play Therapy (APT) describes play therapy as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.”