Patricia (Tricia) Sutherland, LCSW, PMH-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 10 years of experience working with clients of all ages from children to adults with a wide range of issues. I specialize in helping clients with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and life transitions. Therapy can be life changing, and the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in its success. My goal is to help you discover your strengths to improve your life and current experiences. I believe it is a privilege to do this work and I would be honored to walk with you in your journey. I believe you will find working with me and the staff at RMHW to be warm and inviting.
I utilize a holistic approach in therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solutions Focused therapy. I am also an advocate of Family Systems Theory, where the family is viewed as a system. The family environment plays a critical role in mental wellness and the stresses experienced by one individual in a family may impact the whole family. I commit to bringing experience and perspective to those who want to become parents and those who are struggling in their role as parents.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University and a Master of Social Work degree from California State University San Bernardino. I am currently working toward certification in Perinatal Mental Health.
I am a long-time resident of San Diego but am originally from Texas. Hence, I love country music, fishing, and being in nature. I also enjoy baking, as I call it my “culinary therapy.” Most of all, I enjoy my experiences with my family, as it continues to give me the most precious learning of all.