The Sutherland Center, a limited liability company (LLC), strives to improve the overall quality of living for the people we serve. We commit to staying on the leading edge of exploring and discovering human potential. Your decision to seek counseling heralds a turning point in your life. People often seek professional guidance to remain on an even keel in our rapidly changing world. We utilize a solution-focused therapy approach. Including supporting families with identifying and strengthening their "Families Foundational Five."
We are improving the overall quality of living for the people we serve by inspiring them to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.
We empower the people we serve to see themselves better than they see themselves by learning skills for everyday living.
Meet Mrs. Octavia Sutherland
Mrs. Octavia Sutherland, a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS), is married to a remarkable man. She is a mother of three and a grandmother of three. Mrs. Sutherland enjoys reading, going to the movies, playing tennis, and painting. She has worked extensively with families that experienced trauma, including sexual abuse, substance abuse, and abandonment, since 2003. Mrs. Sutherland mentors young adults and specializes in assisting her families in obtaining insight (into their difficulties) and awareness (assisting them in selecting their best course of action). She earned her Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Argosy University Atlanta. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified School Counselor with over 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
During her time counseling in behavioral/mental health hospitals and public schools, she has gained extensive experience working with adolescents and families. She has been highly sought after by young adults and families by working with a highly diverse population of people with a wide range of concerns. You will find her well-spoken, energetic, confident, and personable, the type of person to whom one can open up without feeling judged. She believes that behaviors have meaning and that those meanings reflect some unmet needs. The work in discovering the meaning helps her support the drive-in families she works with, heal and be complete, and fully actualize their potential. Although at times in life, everyone needs guidance to help access this drive, Mrs. Sutherland assists her families in integrating skills learned in therapy into their everyday life. Change is not easy, and accepting what is known is often more comfortable. Change occurs when the pain to remain the same is greater than the discomfort associated with the uncertainty of change. Here you will find a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental space to embrace the courage to change, heal and become the best you. Mrs. Sutherland is pursuing her educational doctorate (EdD) in Community Care & Counseling: Marriage & Family.
Working through the difficulties of life with skilled and compassionate professionals offers many benefits, such as:
We also conduct various workshops and training on numerous topics for professionals, adults, and adolescents: