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Vickie Sutherland Psychotherapy, PhD, LPC, NCC

Dr. Vickie Sutherland has dedicated her life to helping women and girls (18 and older) build successful lives that allow them to break free from toxic patterns and build healthier relationships and lifestyles. She believes therapy should be as unique as the individual and that an engaging, warm, and genuine relationship is the essential factor in helping clients.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Women’s Mental Health
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $200-260
Licensed in
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  • Texas
  • Virginia
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“I help clients understand that the vast majority of their pain and suffering (if not all) comes from the methods and ways they attempt to avoid pain and suffering.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Although my journey wasn’t as apparent to me in its early stages, I have immensely enjoyed the adventure. My path and purpose entailed listening to and learning how to assist people in some difficult walks of life (e.g., substance abuse, probation, foster care, runaways, CPS, etc.). Initially, I planned to attend law school because I was very concerned about the social and economic injustices that I observed in our world, and I wanted to be a voice for those who were discriminated against and marginalized. Fortunately, I found my niche while working with challenging populations who needed someone to care about their personal plights. Helping to align them (mind, body, and soul) provided a framework that bridged choices, boundaries, and a better quality of life. I’m grateful to be that conduit through which change, help, and hope are realized and fulfilled.
What should someone know about working with you?
I offer a free 15-minute consultation to all prospective clients. Completing the paperwork is seamless and takes about 20 minutes. I help clients understand that the vast majority of their pain and suffering (if not all) comes from the methods and ways they attempt to avoid pain and suffering. When clients recognize that change is less painful than the problem, change becomes inevitable. Together, we can create an environment that is conducive to fostering permanent change and promoting healing. My hope is clients will be encouraged to model their positive attitudes and behaviors outside of therapy, which warrants frequent homework assignments. This process is beneficial only to those who are willing to invest in themselves.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am a lifelong learner who is excited to take advantage of a plethora of opportunities to ingest a wealth of knowledge of the counseling profession. Attending conferences, taking training, watching webinars, going to workshops, reading books, and garnering research have enhanced my growth and development. My interests are nutrition and trauma and their impacts on the body. Collaborating with other mental health professionals serves as a teaching tool that enables me to expand my sphere of influence by reaching beyond, elevating higher, and inspiring more.
What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?
Embarking upon a new experience can be very daunting and intimidating. However, giving yourself permission to discover new things about yourself can be motivating and inspiring. The benefits of setting goals and successfully achieving them far outweigh any risks that might occur. Allowing a trusted therapist to walk alongside you as you take an active role in making better choices and taking charge of your life is the pinnacle of this relationship. Becoming a better version of who you are destined to be is worth every effort exerted in your journey.
“When clients recognize that change is less painful than the problem, change becomes inevitable.”
Interested in speaking with Vickie?