"Where there is no guidance and counsel the people will fall, but in counselors there is safety & security" ~Proverbs
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. Dr. Alvin Sutherland Jr., the Owner of The Sutherland Center, LLC, is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC), and a Certified Professional Counseling Supervisor (CPCS). An alumnus of West Georgia College where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Recreation Therapy and Masters of Education Degree in Guidance and Counseling. Not only was Dr. Sutherland, Jr. 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 and the summer of 2015.
Dr. Sutherland, Jr. a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, INC Nu Phi chapter also played and coached football while attending West Georgia. He earned his Doctor of Education Degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, where he served as an adjunct faculty member in the community counseling program for 7 years. Dr. Sutherland, Jr. has conducted extensive research on the effects of father absence and leads groups on various issues pertaining to the father child relationship.
The Sutherland Center, LLC provides workshops on numerous topics for professionals, adults, and adolescents: "The Lost Child and The Loving Parent", "Elements of Fatherhood", "Struggle No More: A Counselors Ethical Connection in Counseling", and "Living Through Grief".
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).
The Sutherland Center, LLC also provides in-home assessments, individual counseling, couples counseling, and family counseling as well as clinical consultation and clinical supervision.