I am a seasoned therapist licensed in Florida with over 20 years of experience working with clients from a diverse background and age groups. I earned my Bachelors degree from Syracuse University in Psychology as well as a minor in Child and Family Studies. I attended San Jose State University for my Masters in Social work with a clinical focus on child and family issues. I have worked with clients in private practice as well as community and school based settings.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including ADHD, behavioral challenges, life challenges, managing parental expectations, peer pressure, academic concerns, sexuality, depression, and anxiety, to name a few. I am trained in providing trauma-informed care as well as working with clients facing perinatal loss and postpartum concerns. I am passionate about the work I do and empowering my clients. I am a strong advocate for young people and have a keen understanding of the concerns many youth are dealing with.
I am a culturally competent clinician who believes in treating everyone with dignity, respect, and empathy. As such, I tailor our conversations to meet each person’s specific and unique needs. I believe in empowering clients to find their voices to speak positivity and truth to their lives. While I primarily take a client-centered and solution-focused approach in treatment I employ a variety of treatment modalities that include, but is not limited to, psychodynamic, psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and interpersonal.
You have taken the first step in being here to seek support for your journey. Let me walk along with you and help you find the tools to empower yourself to achieve the change you seek.
I look forward to working with you!
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW12485 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Sonya is good at giving objective feedback, asking open ended questions, being supportive and listening.
Sonya is wonderful! She’s patient, empathetic and warm. I appreciate her talking to my son and I on a personal level. I felt like I was talking with a friend. She’s nonjudgmental and extremely friendly.
Sonya has been great. She can always make me see things from a different perspective and she’s so easy to talk to.
Sonya is great, love her happy energy. Definitely come out of her our meeting refreshed.
This was my first time speaking with a counselor and I was a little nervous but had wanted to try it for years. I instantly felt comfortable speaking with Sonya. I am truly enjoying my weekly calls with Sonya. She really challenges my way of thinking and is helping me on my journey to improve myself.
Over the years I have sought assistance from many counselors and after my initial two sessions with Sonya, I feel heard, gotten, and have received guidance that has already proved helpful. She is obviously well trained and has much experience in this field. I am super appreciative of her support.
Sonya is wonderful, and her insight has helped me to vastly improve my relationship with my spouse.