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Melissa Sutherland

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Melissa Sutherland

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Client Focus

  • Adults 18-64
  • Adults 65+
  • Couples

Payment options

  • Insurance
  • Self Pay

Insurance accepted

Aetna Insurance
Tricare East Insurance
Optum Health Insurance
Cigna Insurance
United Healthcare Insurance
bluecross Insurance

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Melissa Sutherland

About Me

Hello, My name is Melissa Sutherland. I am a licensed professional counselor and clinical supervisor. I have been in the counseling field almost 25 years. My counseling journey has included working in private practice, colleges, hospital, outpatient programs, and employee assistant programs. I have also worked in domestic violence agencies. I have worked with children to older adults. My passion is helping people achieve their goals and live their best life. I believe we are all connected as humans and everyone deserves to thrive in life.


FAQs

It has been very rewarding to work with and witness veterans and other trauma survivors recover and live their lives to the fullest. It is rewarding to witness someone go from avoiding most of life to living it fully.

Sessions will be tailored to each individual based on their situation and concerns. I use a Cognitive Behavioral lens to help people examine and challenge any thoughts and believes that may hold them back from living life as they desire.

In goal in the fist session is to get to know the person and gain an understanding of their concerns and their goals for therapy. We will work together to develop a treatment plan to achieve one's goals. Developing a working relationship, based on trust is important.

I believe everyone has the right to enjoy their life. I enjoy helping others achieve their personal, relationship, educational, and career goals. I find joy in seeing others thrive.

Highlights

    What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

    Counseling is an individualized journey. The client drives the direction and I provide support and guidance. I assist the clients in setting short-term goals that help them achieve their long-term goals. I primarily use a motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy framework. It is important to examine our thoughts as they drive our behaviors.

    What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

    I utilize evidence-based therapies, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy

    Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

    I have diverse experience, working with people from all ages and walks of life. I enjoy connecting with people and coming along side them to help them address their concerns and difficulties. I have worked with victims of domestic violence, people who struggle with depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders; as well as veterans and others who have experienced trauma. Treatment is always individualized. I use evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

Specialities

  • Academic
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit
  • Bipolar
  • Career
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Dialectic Behavioral (DBT)
  • Grief / Loss
  • Health
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life Adjustments
  • Life Coaching
  • Marriage
  • Medical
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic
  • Peak Performance
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Relationships
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Trauma (PTSD)

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