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1515 West Chester Pike-D2
West Chester, PA 19382
1242 West Chester Pike Suite 4
West Chester, PA 19382

Virginia Sutton, Ph.D.

610.692.2092 | Fax: 610.710.8045

Dr. Ginny Sutton is a Pennsylvania licensed and school certified psychologist who received her masters in social work at the University of Michigan and her doctorate in school psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sutton holds certification as a Master Teacher in Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Reading Instruction. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, through the auspices of the Chester County Department of Mental Health has credentialed her to provide psychological services to area families. She also began many years ago studying American Sign Language and is continuing now in order to work toward providing more comprehensive counseling and evaluation services for cluldren who are deaf and hard of hearing.

For over ten years, Dr. Sutton worked in Ohio. She coordinated children's programs within the departments of rehabilitation services and mental health. Later, Dr. Sutton served as statewide coordinator for the six state departments serving children, as well as the Governor's office, to ensure appropriate services to children in the most complex cases.

In 1997, Dr. Sutton began work with West Chester Area School District. Over the years, she served at all academic levels, evaluating and counseling students. She has maintained a special interest in working with children identified with Anxiety Disorders and with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Now in private practice, Dr. Sutton works with families, schools, advocates, attorneys, and other child service providers to complete independent, comprehensive assessments of student's educational needs, culminating with recommendations for appropriate services.

In addition to Dr. Sutton's private practice, she has taught graduate level classes in special education, learning and cognition, developmental psychology, and educational research at Cabrini College and the University of Pennsylvania. In fact, Dr. Sutton was selected for Cabrini's Award of Honor as distinguished adjunct professor, the first teacher identified as such in the college's 21 year graduate school history. Subsequently, the University of Pennsylvania presented Dr. Sutton with the Ethel & Allen Carruth's Sustained Leadership in Education Award as an alumni selected for significant service to the educational community to inspire others, to transcend expectations, and to provide opportunities in service. For more than 20 years, Dr. Sutton has interacted with students and administration of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. As a result of this service in the community, Dr. Sutton received the NAACP Founder's Award signifying that she was chosen for emulating the founding principles of the NAACP. Dr. Sutton's joy is to see children, adolescents, and young adults and their families receive the appropriate mental health and educational services.