Louise Sutherland-Hoyt


Louise Sutherland-Hoyt


Professions: Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: Individual Therapy Session: 65.00
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability


Carson City, Nevada 89702

My Approach to Helping

Are you hiding behind a facad, afraid to let people, and yourself, see the real you?
For so many of the adults, and the elderly I have worked with I have found that it's their ungrieved losses, unresolved guilt, or unforgiven shame that go neglected. When we see these things go untended they can be observed in the shape of addiction, and other compulsive and numbing behaviors. Is it possible you might be neglecting untended wounds of your soul?

I specialize in helping you to live fully and soulfully with the effects of past and ongoing Trauma.
My approach is grounded in the research of Bessel van der Kolk, well-known for his still best-selling book, "The Body Keeps the Score" as well as the work of fellow practitioners who have focused on the benefits of Mindfulness-Based work, and developing a personal instruction manual in how to BE Your Own Hero.
And because the best approach to tending Trauma starts from the "bottom up" there is homework to practice self-care between sessions. Yeah, we're gonna talk a bit about your trauma and anger, but mostly, the work is done by you at home or in the community trying on new and different ways of tending to yourself.

More Info About My Practice

My Favorite Quote About Trauma Work
By Bessel Van Der Kolk

Trauma Treatment is NOT about telling stories about the past.
Trauma Treatment IS about helping people to be here, now, to tolerate what they feel,
Right here in the present.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

I embrace the philosophy of Stoicism, which provides the most concise and precise guidelines in living a life of joy and virtue, which is interesting because Stoicism is the foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Theory (A. Beck) and Human Centered Therapy (Rogers).
"If you are forever seeking outside approval, begin now to know that you are compromising your integrity.
If you need approval, go for that which is already residing within your own Self.
Your own BEing!

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Tending to my own woundedness reminds me that, no matter what modality of treatment I use, location, setting, or other things, it is ALWAYS the relationship between patient and therapists that is the best predictor of positive outcomes. When I'm out of sorts this spills into the session. But when I am well grounded in the present, this also reflects into the session.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults, including the Elderly experiencing effects of Complex Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress, and anger-driven interpersonal relationships, a loss of meaning, and difficulty managing emotions.
    As a trauma specialist, we identify and challenge un-founded beliefs about the world you live in, and how your trauma is such a close relative to unmourned loss and unforgiven shame or guilt. Essentially, I provide instruction in learning new skills that can help you achieve the well-BEing state you are searching for.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Shame

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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