On my journey in the counseling field, I have had the privilege to work with young people who have honored me with the trust needed to help them move through difficult circumstances. Many teens have voices and feel unheard. Many times through no fault of their own. Their voices have been stifled or they have not learned the most effective way to be heard.
Through my experience as a Mentor to teen parents, as a Court Appointed Special Advocate helping youth to have a voice in court and as a Independent Living Foster Care Worker ensuring that teens are safe in homes and the community, I have developed skills that are helpful in assisting youth navigate complexities that negatively impact everyday life, including their relationships with peers and family. I recognize that young people want to be successful and desire to do well in life just like anyone else. Through a collaborative approach and therapeutic alliance, the “big stuff” will be broken down into manageable size pieces to help improve overall functioning in life and increase the ability to just “feel good”. Strength based methods are used to promote insight and to assist youth in becoming the best version of themselves while developing skills useful in sustaining attained breakthroughs.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Self esteem Read more...
LPC #0701008377 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Sonya really supports with heart. She shares insights and tools that have helped me genuinely to see into challenging myself as I am working on growing more connection for myself and creating the life I want. Sonya brings authenticity and a spiritual feel on her counseling that is special. I'm so happy to have been matched with Sonya and work with her. I look forward to our sessions!
Sonya was a delight to talk to. Her expertise is above great to give you examples of how to deal with your issues.
Sonya was great in helping me to set up reasonable boundaries with my adult daughter, who has addiction issues and mental illness. She was also very helpful in aiding my own anxiety with Covid, and in improving my relationship with my husband and my other adult daughter. She listens well and helped me to craft real world guidelines for better navigating those three relationships. Would recommend to anyone.
She is excellent and its like talking to a girlfriend she is really helping me.
I absolutely love the lively energy Mrs. Allen gives off during our sessions. She is so welcoming and knowledgeable in her field. I truly wish I could have in-house sessions with her instead of via Internet. I always look forward to our sessions, her professionalism is stellar. She is amazing at helping you formulate a guide that is best for you specifically, and making any changes necessary that you see fit. I truly have so much respect and admiration for her, she’s the best therapist one could ask for.
Speaking with Sonya is a joy every time. She brings genuine warmth, attention and care to every session. I used to dread therapy, now I look forward to it.
We asked for Sonya’s help through a trying time for our middle schooler. Sonya gave her support and exercises to help her improve her coping skills we are still working on them but have a better path and support with Sonya’s help.
Sonya Allen was very nice and took time to read my messages and to create a helpful reply back. She was very knowledgeable, kind, and patient.
I was hesitant to try online therapy, but Sonya has completely changed my mind. She is thoughtful, insightful, and really listens. I'm really happy I found her, and am looking forward to working with her more!
Sonya has been great to converse with, she gives accurate advice and tools to work with to help me! She’s been very helpful!