Sara Sutherland, LMSW

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Education

  • School:
    Western Michigan University
  • Degree:
    Master of Social Work
  • Additional Certificates:

    Bachelor of Social Work

Every individual deserves to be their authentic self and find happiness in their day-to-day life. Allow me to be your companion in achieving this. While I cannot promise a perfect life, I can help you find meaning, peace, boundaries, and a sense of self.

Finding a good fit in counseling is critical for meaningful healing and growth, so I feel it is fair to share some about myself. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Michigan. In undergrad, I attended Hope College, where I studied social work and psychology. I received my master’s degree from Western Michigan University, focusing on clinical social work. My practice has developed my skills with diverse populations, including those struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic/terminal health issues, life changes, grief/loss, and many other issues. My clinical skills utilize eclectic techniques drawn from Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and many others. My number one goal for those I work with is to help them feel seen and heard. The second is to support, counsel, and help develop meaningful change and growth. Genuineness and sincere interactions are what you will get with me. I will be here to support you towards being and becoming your best self!

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBS
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • ADHD (Adults)
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Psychosis / Schizophrenia
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Specialties

  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Session Types

  • Couples
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy

Faith-Based Therapy

  • Christian