As a young child when Sonya’s mother asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up Sonya replied that she wanted to be a mother with 200 children. Little did Sonya know then that the 200 (plus) children would be the many amazing clients she has been blessed to work with over her 16+ years as a child and family psychotherapist. Sonya has always been a strong advocate for the well being of children from all walks of life and has continued to dedicate her career to helping children find a voice within their family systems as well society as a whole.
Later in her career Sonya decided to start working with couples because as a wife and mother, she started to see that the confidence of the child was strongly dependent upon the strength of the union within which they are raised. Sonya’s work with couples is focused on helping couples rebuild the friendship and love that started them on the journey to becoming a couple. With many of life’s ups and downs it is easy for partners to lose their way and feel a loss of connection. This feeling of a lost connection does not always have to lead to separation or divorce.
As a working wife and mother, Sonya understands the struggles of creating balance and wants to share that knowledge with her clients to assist them to live their best life possible. Sonya is skilled in working with couples, families, and children of all ages. Sonya’s unique approach takes her clients’ busy schedules into consideration and she offers individualized services that include home-based services*, telephone consultations between sessions**, play therapy, and in home coaching for couples and parents*. Sonya uses a holistic approach to assist clients in achieving their goals. Sonya is well versed in many therapeutic techniques including Play Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Strength-Based model, Systems Theory and Solution-focused Therapy to name a few. Sonya has completed Level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and utilize Gottman method in her therapeutic work***. Sonya is fully committed to helping her clients achieve the quality of life they aim for.