Sue Tolson LPC, LMFT
Sue Tolson has been associated with the Family Institute of Virginia since 1989. Throughout the ensuing years, she has provided clinical services for individuals, couples and families. In addition, she works extensively with women of all ages who are confronting such issues as career, family, divorce and loss, as well as relationship and personal identity questions.
Ms. Tolson received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia in 1967 and began her lifelong vocation in healing at the Clinical Transplant Center – Medical College of Virginia. She furthered her education by receiving her Masters in Counseling from the College of William and Mary.
Her interest in Family Systems theory and practice has been advanced through more than fifteen years in the rigorous, ongoing, professional development and supervision program for therapists. She has studied directly under Virginia Satir, who is recognized as a founder and exemplar in the field of Family Therapy. Ms. Tolson has written and edited in the area of family systems theory and practice. She supervises and teaches residents in the Medical College of Virginia Department of Psychiatry, as well as candidates for licensure as Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family therapists.
Ms. Tolson is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the American Association of Clinical Counselors (AACC). She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).