James "Kirby" Sutterfield


About Me

I am grateful to be able to tell you about myself as a Counselor. I am licensed in Texas with 25 years of professional work experience. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have had the opportunity to work with clients coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I also have extensive experience working with clients who are on probation, parole, or recent release from incarceration due to self-destructive behaviors and decisions. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
My focus is to assist the individual to identify and learn about the mental health issue being experienced or the behavior and the effects and consequences that are presented. I work to enable the client to learn from and about the effects of the mental health concern or the behavior and make different choices and plans for change. This is done through assisting the client in discovery of their strengths, building a support systems, education, and exploration of the struggles or behaviors associated with the mental health concern as well as developing healthy lifestyle choices that are the foundation for success. I also incorporate the client’s spiritual beliefs into the treatment protocol to thoroughly address their needs.
I have a strong passion, utilizing a client centered approach to assist my clients through motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy, therapeutic education and thought processing to accomplish this change and growth. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I want you to know that it would be a privilege to work with you in your journey of growth. Just allow me the opportunity to talk with you. Let’s see if there is a way that I may be able to help you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #18381 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for James "Kirby" Sutterfield. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by D.A. on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with James "Kirby" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

He goes above and beyond what I would ever have expected. Talks to me every morning about what I send him at night. Super friendly and easy to talk to.

Written by R.Y. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with James "Kirby" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kirby is a 5-star LEGENDARY therapist. He is a great listener and someone who truly cares about his clients! Best of all, he is a follower of Christ who really knows how to lead people in what matters most. I can't thank him enough for how much he has helped me get through a difficult time in my life. He is HIGHLY recommended.

Written by T.R. on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with James "Kirby" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and career difficulties


Written by S.A. on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with James "Kirby" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I want to said that Kirby made me feel comfortable and less nervous than I thought I would. It was easy to talk with him and I didn't feel afraid to tell him how I ffelt.

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