Ananda Sotherland, MEd, LPCC-S

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Ananda Sotherland, MEd, LPCC-S

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Ananda understands that seeking help can be a leap of faith for so many. She values and protects the trust given by those who choose her to walk beside them on their healing journey. She is an intuitive therapist who integrates holistic practices such as breathwork and guided meditation with traditional psychotherapy.

Her approach to therapy supports individuals in getting unstuck and healing from old wounds. She is a trusted and friendly guide along the path of self-discovery and greater wellbeing.
She views healing for BIPOC individuals and others with intersecting marginalized identities as a matter of justice. Her approach to therapy is rooted in an anti-oppressive, liberation focused and person-centered framework.

Ananda has two decades of experience in the nonprofit mental health sector. As a nonprofit leader, she was strategic in facilitating the integration of wellness practices for the outpatient care of adults, children, and families experiencing complex trauma. She has expertise in trauma-informed practices and interventions for children and adults.

Her clinical interest and experience include women’s issues, self-esteem, postpartum depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, sexuality concerns, gender identity concerns, parenting issues, relationship concerns, as well as work-related stress and burnout.

Ananda has experience and training in Mindfulness Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative therapy, and Bibliotherapy.

She is a licensed professional clinical counselor. She earned a master’s degree in counseling and a bachelor’s degree in psychology both from Cleveland State University. Ananda is a 200-hour certified Hatha Yoga instructor.

She spends her free time hiking, reading, and researching how to keep her house plants alive.