Susan Buniva

3208 Bicknell Road
Richmond, Virginia 23235
United States
Office Phone: 804 677-7721
Member since 2009
Membership Type: IACP


Mental Health Professional

A collaborative approach to divorce allows us to honor the importance of our relationships and our own truth. We will work as a team to ensure that this process will embody integrity and a compassionate approach to ourselves and each other. In this spirit, we will work on communication skills and management of the overwhelming feelings caused by divorce so that you can effectively meet the goals you establish for your family and move beyond the divorce with insight and skills to sustain growth for all individuals in the family.

Area(s) of Practice: Divorce Coach
License(s): LCSW

Professional Activities

Former treasurer of Virginia Society of Clinical Social Workers ~ ~Committee member reviewing all workshop proposals for 2010 International Conference of IACP.

Undergraduate Education

Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
B.A. Psychology 5/77

Postgraduate Education

Claritas Institute, Boulder, CO
Spiritual Director 4/08

Professional Education

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
MSW Mental Health 5/81


As an individual and family therapist for more than 25 years I bring a wealth of professional experience and clinical skills to our time together. But perhaps more important, is my experience as a mother and divorce survivor. My work is informed by deep empathy and compassion for the trauma experienced by all family members and a passion about helping families maintain the autonomy to make the choices that best meet the needs of their family by staying out of court. Together we will create a safe and collegial atmosphere that allows you to do your best work and incorporate the skills and tools you will need to reshape your family.