Sonja Sutherland, PhD, LPC
Sonja Sutherland, PhD, LPC, trains clinicians and supervisors in the development of cross-cultural responsivity. Renowned in the field, she has provided individual, group, and family therapeutic services in many different settings for adolescents and adults for 20 years. Within the last 6 years, Dr. Sutherland has provided training, researched, and published in the areas of racial trauma, cultural competence development, the provision of culturally responsive clinical intervention and supervision, and social justice advocacy. Dr. Sutherland’s primary clinical practice centers on providing clinical supervision services to post-masters clinicians pursuing licensure.
Dr. Sutherland has served as a guest lecturer, trainer, and presenter for various organizations including Kaiser, ESPYR, Telehealth Certification Institute, the Georgia Psychological Association and many others. Dr. Sutherland is a core faculty member at Walden University as well as the founder and CEO of Legacy Changers Worldwide, an organization dedicated to providing family education and mental and emotional wellness resources. In addition, Dr. Sutherland provides continuing education workshops and supervision for various organizations, as well as being the Chief Diversity Consultant to the President for Richmont Graduate University. She is also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD), the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES), and the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia (LPCA-GA).
Financial: Dr. Sonja Sutherland is the founder and CEO of Legacy Changers Training Institute for Mental Health Equity & Justice, LLC., and Legacy changers Worldwide, LLC. She has an employment relationship with Walden University. Dr. Sutherland receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Sonja Sutherland is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Counseling Association of Georgia, the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, and the Association for Multicultural Development.