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Sheila Sutherland

Outpatient Mental Health Professional




Year Joined: 2022
Years of Experience: 4

Valley City State University - BSW

University of Southern California - MSW

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Parenting
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management

More About Sheila Sutherland

Clinical Interests:

I enjoy working with adolescents, teenagers, couples, and families from various backgrounds and a variety of mental health issues. Some of the most common issues I have worked with are Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).

Clinical Approach:

I utilize a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy skills and techniques with motivational interviewing techniques, and Mindfulness as my approach to working with clients. I also believe that a strong client-provider therapeutic relationship can help guide the direction of services and goal outcomes. I incorporate DBT-related skills into my work, radical acceptance and distress tolerance. My goal when working with clients is to meet them at where they are at, incorporate skills and techniques that will benefit each client individually, and encourage habitual use of those skills for a better quality of life.


I enjoy spending time outdoors with my dog and my children and grandchild.

Clinic Contact Info

Fergus Falls Clinic

119 Friberg Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

(218) 332-2018