Commencement - May 3 & 4

Plan for your visit to campus to celebrate your graduate. All event details are located HERE

Dr. Sutherlin has over 8 years of clinical experience which includes working in the following settings: University Counseling Centers, Mental Health Agencies, Psychiatric Hospitals, and Community Based Non-Profit Organizations. Her research interests include the intersection of spirituality/religion and mental health as it pertains to African Americans, counselor education and supervision, psychopharmacology, and college counseling. She serves in leadership positions on both the local, state, and national level. She resides in Richmond, Virginia where she currently provides outpatient counseling. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and discovering local coffee shops. 

PhD, Counseling and Supervision, James Madison University, 2019
MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Liberty University, 2016
BS, Psychology, George Mason University, 2013

Sutherlin, T., Walker P., & Scott, Z. (2021, November) Ethical Issues to Consider When 
Examining the Intersection of Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy. Virginia Counselors Association Virtual Conference.

Walker, P. & Sutherlin, T. (2021, February) An examination of the effects of spirituality 
and/or religion for African Americans and its impact on their mental health. Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Graduate Counseling Student Virtual Conference

Evans, A., Fleitas, K., Thomas, C., Metz, A., & Sutherlin, T. (2020). An examination of self-
reported white allies: An interpretative qualitative analysis. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 20 (1), 16-26.

Litam, S.D.A., Ford, D.F, Band, M. P., Friday, A.R., Sutherlin, T., & Walker, B. (2020).
Helping LGBTQ clients navigate the intersection of religion and sexual identity. In K.K.
Strunk, Queering in the deep south: Research on queer studies and LGBTQ lives in the
U.S. southeast. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Sutherlin, T. (2019) Bridging the gap between the mental health community and the black 
church. American Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

Attia, M., Sutherlin, T., & Pignato, L. (2018). A contextual understanding for counseling
immigrant and refugee college students. Virginia Counselors Journal, 36, 21-28.

Sutherlin, T. (2018, October) Deconstructing the wall between the mental
health community and the black church. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision