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Painted Bird Psychotherapy



Painted Bird Psychotherapy is a subsidiary of the Hazel Gray Veterans Foundation. Our mission under our parent organization is to not only work with our underserved military servicemember and veteran population but, to extend our knowledge of evidence based trauma practices to the entire Hampton Roads region. Our staff share a deep passion for providing trauma-informed clinical treatment services that embody a whole person approach. Our practice is anchored by a strong understanding of trauma and its effects on neurobiological and cognitive processes throughout the lifespan.


Clinical Director and co-founder, Susan Powell, LCSW is a fully trained and certified Trauma Specialist with over 30 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Our practice utilizes 'The Trauma Model,' which serves as the foundational underpinning in which our practice is guided. In addition, we utilize a person centered, strengths-based and humanistic approach which blends traditional clinical evidence based mental health interventions with creative, expressive and holistic modalities. Our goal is to treat the whole person from a biopsychosocialspiritual lens. Our therapists are highly trained in CBT, DBT, EMDR, EGO STATE and other expressive therapies. We truly care about the satisfaction of our patients and guarantee top of the line clinical mental health services to assist you on your journey of recovery. We are honored to help others and look forward to serving you. Please call us for a consultation.

Couples Therapy
Therapist and Patient
Therapy Office
Psychologist Session
Supportive Friend
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