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Nic Sutherland Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


Clinically Supervised

VerifiedIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Under Clinical Supervision

Nic Sutherland, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, R8524 is practicing under the supervision of Paula Emerick (Oregon, LMFT, T1444) at Earthenware Therapy.

Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I bring a lot of creativity and humor into my relationships with my clients. My focus is on our connection, and how the safety of our relationship allows us to hold and tolerate what is true for you. This makes therapy uncomfortable, because the goal is not to change what you are experiencing, but to accept and allow it to be what it is, and change as it changes; I don't shy away from this discomfort, but I do bring humor and compassion to it.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

Deeply so! I believe that everything is changing all the time (we don't need to grasp it) and that this change is happening through relationships; this grounds me as a therapist. I see my roles as a human, therapist, artist (and all the other ways I engage with the world) as overlapping, and impacting each other. My own past pains and joys and complexity come into the therapy room and impact how I show up with my clients; we are mutually changed. I try to allow the authenticity of how I see the world and actually move through the world to show through in how I engage as a therapist.



White, Latinx



Group Identities


Other Identities

Living with a mental health issue, Millennial, Immigrant / 1st Generation American, Living with chronic pain


Relationship Issues

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Artists' mental health

College & graduate student issues

Divorce & separation

General Expertise


Work Stress


Race & Cultural Identity

Attachment issues

Communication issues

Family issues

Identity development

In-Network Insurance


Health Share of Oregon


First Session$195
Family Therapy$195
Marriage & Couples Counseling$195
Individual Therapy$175

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Mindfulness Practices

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy

Existential Therapy


Lewis and Clark College, Master of Arts, Marriage, couple, and family therapy, 2023

Reed College, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2017

Office at 917 SW Oak St, Portland, OR

Frequently Asked Questions About Nic Sutherland, AMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Nic Sutherland, AMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Nic Sutherland accepting new clients?

Yes, Nic Sutherland is accepting new clients for in-person appointments at 917 SW Oak St, Portland, OR, 97205.

Does Nic Sutherland accept insurance?

Yes, Nic Sutherland accepts insurance, including CareOregon and Health Share of Oregon.

What types of therapy does Nic Sutherland offer?

Nic Sutherland offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Nic Sutherland offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Nic Sutherland offers in-person appointments at 917 SW Oak St, Portland, OR, 97205.

Does Nic Sutherland offer online therapy?

No, but people can book in-person appointments with Nic Sutherland at 917 SW Oak St, Portland, OR, 97205.

How quickly can I see Nic Sutherland?

Nic Sutherland typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Nic Sutherland speak?

Nic Sutherland conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Nic Sutherland online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Nic Sutherland online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.