Dr. Alvin Sutherland, Jr.

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  • The Sutherland Center, LLC strives to improve the overall quality of living for its clients. We commit to staying on the leading edge of the exploration and discovery of human potential. In our rapidly changing world, both people and organizations can benefit from professional guidance and counseling.

    Our staff of counselors and consultants are trained in human development and psychology.
    We can customize our services to meet the needs of churches, schools, individuals, couples, parents, families, adolescents and professional organizations.

    The Sutherland Center, a limited liability company (LLC), strives to improve the overall quality of living for its clients. 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 masses to see themselves better than they see themselves by learning skills for everyday living.

    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 Counseling 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 now serves 13 counties in the metro Atlanta area providing in-home assessments, individual counseling, couples counseling, and family counseling 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 grandfather 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 faculty member 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 issues about 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 6-hour ethics continuing education workshop.

  • Profession: Counselor
    Qualifications & Credentials:

    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 Counseling Supervisor (CPCS).

    School: Argosy University Sarasota
    Year Graduated: 2007
    License No. and State: 004159 GA
    Finances and Insurance:

    No insurance accepted

    Avg. Cost (per session): $185-$300
    Sliding Scale: No
    Accepted Payment Methods: We accept cash, Zelle, cash app $DRALJRTSC, credit cards, health savings account and money orders
    Accepting New Clients: Yes
    Remote Therapy Available: Yes
    Age Specialties:
    • Children (6 to 10)
    • Preteens and Tweens (11 to 13)
    • Adolescents and Teenagers (14 to 19)
    • Adults
    • Elders (65+)
    Modality:
    • Individuals
    • Couples
    • Family
    Specialties:
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Child or Adolescent
    • Coping Skills
    • Depression
    • Family Conflict
    • Grief
    • Life Transitions
    • Marital and Premarital
    • Men's Issues
    • Parenting
    • Peer Relationships
    • Relationship Issues
    • School Issues
    • Self Esteem
    • Sports Performance
    • Stress
    Languages Spoken: English
    Treatment Orientation:
    • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
    • Family
    • Family Systems
    • Humanistic
    • Person-Centered
    • Reality Therapy
    • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
    • Supervision Services
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