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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 the exploration and discovery of human potential. Your decision to seek counseling heralds a turning point in your life. In our rapidly changing world, people often seek professional guidance to remain on an even keel.


Our Mission

Improving the overall quality of living for the people we serve by inspiring them to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.


Our Vision

Empowering the people we serve to see themselves better than they see themselves by learning skills for everyday living.


Dr. Alvin Sutherland, Jr.

Meet Dr. Alvin Sutherland, Jr. (Dr. Al)

Dr. Alvin Sutherland Jr., the Owner of The Sutherland Center, LLC, is a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC), a National Board Certified School Counselor (NBCSC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS). An alumnus of West Georgia College, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Therapy and a Masters of Education Degree in Guidance and Counseling. Not only was Dr. Sutherland featured in the April 27th, 2009 issue of Newsweek Magazine as among the best in Atlanta metro area in Mental Health, he was also the featured therapist on reality television in April 2014 (RHOA) and the summer of 2015 (BET). The Sutherland Center, LLC provides in-home counseling to 13 counties in the metro Atlanta area and TeleMental Health for the entire state of Georgia; counseling services for individuals, couples, and families since 2007. During this time The Sutherland Center LLC has counseled over 500 families and counting. Dr. Sutherland became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, INC through the Nu Phi Chapter at West Georgia College and now is a member of the Xi Chi Sigma Chapter, Atlanta. He is married to a remarkable woman who is also a licensed professional counselor. He is a father of three and a pawpaw of one. He enjoys reading, swimming, spending time with his family, going to the movies, playing tennis, and riding his motorcycle. His favorite sports teams are the Denver Broncos and the Syracuse Orange. He has played and later coached football while attending West Georgia College. He earned his Doctor of Education Degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University Sarasota, where he served as an adjunct professor in the community counseling program for 7 years at Argosy University Atlanta. He has conducted extensive research on the effects of father absence and leads groups on various difficulties pertaining to the father-child relationship. The Sutherland Center, LLC’s focus is to “Strengthen The Foundation For The Family.” Dr. Sutherland, Jr. has experience in a variety of mental health settings within the metro Atlanta area including (but not limited to) a community mental health center (working with adjudicated youth and their families), psychiatric hospital (counseling youth with sex offending behaviors and their families), and the public school system (providing counseling and consultation services for elementary and middle school-age youth) since 1998. Dr. Sutherland, Jr., provides clinical consultation, clinical supervision, and facilitates a 6-hour ethics live virtual continuing education workshop.

Working through the  difficulties of life with a skilled, and compassionate professional offers many benefits, such as:

  • Improving belief in self and demonstrating self-control
  • Improving communication, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills
  • Feeling more successful (and more joyfully) connected with others
  • Reducing stress (which also promotes physical health)
  • Improving family connections and interactions
  • Learning new behaviors and/or responses to achieve your goals
  • A better understanding of thoughts, feelings, and responses
  • Reducing youth behavior difficulties, substance use, and association with antisocial peers
  • Making parental engagement of children’s behavior more effective
  • Have a safe and friendly ear; someone to use as a sounding board

We also conduct various workshops and training on numerous topics for professionals, adults, and adolescents:

  • Partners in Communication
  • The Lost Child and The Loving Parent
  • Parentship Without Relationship Is Emotional Abandonment
  • Elements of Fatherhood
  • “Struggle No More: A Counselor’s Ethical Connection in Counseling” for CEs
  • Living Through Grief

The Sutherland Center LLC · PO Box 6686 · Douglasville · GA 30154

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