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
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem
LPC #0701008377 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
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!