Jane Suh, Ph.D., LMSW

Supervisee in Clinical Social Work


Dr. Jane Suh is a Supervisee in Clinical Social Work and a Licensed Master’s Social Worker in the state of Virginia. She received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts, with an emphasis in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. In conjunction to her studies at Smith, she completed a Ph.D. in French at Emory University and a two-year program in Psychoanalysis from Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Suh comes into the field of psychotherapy as a former university language instructor and English teacher for North Korean refugees. 

Utilizing a flexible and eclectic mix of trauma-informed care and evidence-based modalities, such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and attachment-based psychotherapy, Dr. Suh tailors each of her sessions to meet the unique needs of all her clients. She is a deep and attentive listener who is skilled at helping clients put into words difficult emotions, locate their true identities, and heal and find meaning from past experiences and memories.  

As a scholar, a daughter of first generation Korean American immigrants, and a spouse of an active-duty service member, Dr. Suh is interested in a diverse range of clients with a focus on minorities, artists, academics, devotees or disciples of a religion, expats, veterans, and military families. She specializes in depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, relationship issues, family conflicts and intergenerational trauma, grief and loss, coping with addictions, and burnout and compassion fatigue in caretakers. 

Dr. Suh offers individual sessions to older adolescents and adult populations.