Nic Sutherland (she/they)

Accepting Clients

Hi, I'm Nic. I'm an LMFT associate who specializes in supporting individuals, couples, and families through the transitions of life.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
Supervised by Paula Emerick, LMFT

About My Clients

I work with clients experiencing break ups, new relationships, current and past trauma, disconnection from self and others, disconnection from creativity and meaning, or other transitions in self and situation. My clients are queer, kinky, non-monogamous, monogamous, getting together, splitting up, launching careers; if you're experiencing a new season of life, I am here to support you through it.

My Background and Approach

As a marriage and family therapist, I will always conceptualize your life through a systemic lens, attuning to the systems of power that impact your life, the relationships that surround you, and how your past experiences make their way into the present moment, shaping the future. As an existential humanistic therapist, I will be looking for the tensions and contradictions that you hold, your willingness to face what is true, and your belief systems. I draw on Internal Family Systems in order to access the parts of yourself with different wants and needs. We will connect to the parts of you that are scared, angry, protective, entirely disconnected, joyful, etc. They are all true, an and together they build the tapestry of your authenticity. My goal is to help you find authentic connection to yourself and others, own your capacity for choice in the face of limiting circumstances, and find inspiration and meaning.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

In this life, I believe we are all born to connect and make meaning. As your therapist, my goal is to build a meaningful relationship with you, in which we can explore the complexity of your life; the mundane, the magic, the painful. This looks like curiosity, honesty, laughter, use of metaphor, play and art therapy techniques, naming and feeling emotion, and most importantly, relying on the quality of our own relationship to create new experiences.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Health Share of Oregon
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 195/session


5032084222 Email Nic
917 SW Oak St
Portland, OR 97205

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