Richmond Creative Counseling- Southside


Richmond Creative Counseling- Willow Lawn


Stacy Swider, MSW, Supervisee in Social Work (she/her)


Practice Location

Southside & Virtual

Ages Treated:

Tweens/Teenagers: 10-17

Young Adults/Adults: 18-35

Older Adults: 65+

Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise

· Pre-teen & teen anxiety as it relates to academic, athletic, social, and interpersonal relationships.
· Young adult and adult life transitions including spirituality, identity exploration, and end/loss of relationships and friendships.
· Grief and loss as it relates to death of a loved one (or pet), divorce, infertility, aging and other significant life changes.
· People that identify as highly sensitive and/or empaths, and those feeling spiritually disconnected and/or stuck in various life stages.


I am a Supervisee in Social Work with clinical experience and interest working with a broad range of clients who may be at different stages on their mental health journey. I work collaboratively with clients to come to a shared understanding of their therapeutic goals, while creating space to ensure quality care, support, healing and growth. After taking time away from active therapeutic work to raise my family, I am returning with renewed excitement and evolved life wisdom as a Supervisee in Social Work to reactivate my previously held license in clinical social work.

My areas of interest include working with pre-teens, teenagers and young adults as they navigate interpersonal relationships, the pressures of social media, academics, athletics, peer dynamics and internal/external circumstances that exacerbate feelings of anxiety and depression. I also enjoy working with clients that would describe themselves as highly sensitive and/or empaths as well as those struggling with internal core feelings of self-doubt, low self-esteem/worth and those struggling with questions of spirituality, identity and may be feeling stuck or burned out.  

Other areas of interest include grief and loss, women’s issues, LGBTQ+, codependency, mind/body connection, unique struggles as it relates to teenage boys, and supporting people toward finding and connecting with the healthiest version of themselves. 


State University of New York at Oneonta: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Virginia Commonwealth University: Master of Social Work

Board Approved Licensure Supervisor: 

Kristin Dahland, LCSW VA # 0904009867

Contact #: (804) 592-6311 ext. 102

While Stacy can accept the following insurances under the supervision of Kristin Dahland, LCSW, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations: 

- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid) 

- Aetna (Commercial) 

- Cigna 

- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid 

- Sentara Community Plan (formerly Optima) Medicaid (no Commercial) 

- United Healthcare Medicaid (no Commercial)

Richmond Creative Counseling

Willow Lawn

Richmond Creative Counseling