Richmond Creative Counseling- Southside


Richmond Creative Counseling- Willow Lawn


Sweska Basnet, LPC (she/her)


Practice Location:

Willow Lawn & Virtual

Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise:

· Immigration, assimilation, and acculturation stressors
· Cultural identities
· Historical/generational trauma & EMDR
· Expressive therapy (play, art, and sandtray)


Sweska is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has spent the past few years doing intensive clinical work in the community with children, adolescents, adults, and family systems. She has also worked in an outpatient setting providing outpatient therapy. 

Sweska enjoys working with a wide range of individuals and families and was intensively trained in Functional Family Therapy. She has worked with blended families and families with complex challenges, including substance abuse/addiction, court/legal involvement, trauma, and divorce. Additionally, Sweska has completed 150+ hours of Play Therapy training and all of her supervision to become a Registered Play Therapist. Additionally, she has completed her EMDR training with an EMDRI-approved trainer.

She is strengths-based and solution-focused in her approach and is comfortable using "outside the box" strategies to assist individuals and families with gaining insight and finding a path forward. Sweska is trauma-informed, LGBTQ-competent/affirming and a culturally competent therapist. She works with individuals ages 5-75, families, and couples.



M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling- Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.


Licenses & Certifications:

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)- Virginia

While Sweska is contracted with the following insurance payers, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations:

- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Aetna (Commercial)
- Bright
- Cigna
- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid
- Optima (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Optum/ UnitedHealthcare (Commercial and Medicaid)


Richmond Creative Counseling

Willow Lawn

Richmond Creative Counseling