Hello and Welcome. I am so glad that you decided to reach out for support at this critical time in your life. It takes a great deal of courage to pursue change and to work towards living your best life. I am honored that you would allow me to partner with you on this journey. Here is some information about me and how I plan to support you as you move forward.
I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University (2014) and am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation for the state of Ohio. Since the beginning of my social work career I have been refining my skills and gaining valuable work experience in a variety of settings. After obtaining my Bachelor degree from Bowling Green State University I set out to change the world one person at a time. For the first half of my career I worked for the Salvation Army as a Community Social Worker and concluded my time there as The Director of the Women and Children’s Shelter. As a community social worker I engaged in crisis intervention, case management and served as a life coach. My experience as a director helped me to gain knowledge in group therapy, advocacy and coordination of services. I have worked with runaway teens as well as those involved with the justice system. The second half of my career included clinical social worker in the acute hospital setting as well as a rehabilitation center. In these settings I provided case management and counseling services for those individuals who had a sudden life changing event that resulted in depression, anxiety and a need to formulate a plan for a new normal. My current position as a hospice social worker allows me to provide grief, marital and family counseling prior to and directly after the patients transition. I truly believe that the work I do is my gift and each day I live by the motto, “We come into this world full, leave empty”.
I provide faith counseling services to individuals and couples. I believe that our spirituality can be utilized as a tool to aide in healing. I truly believe that I am living out the purpose that I was placed here for when working with clients and couples to expound on spiritual truths and a person centered faith that can create change. I look forward to working with you by utilizing all of the strengths you already possess to create the life you image.
My counseling style is warm and engaging and I always strive to develop a therapeutic relationship that leaves the person feeling valued and heard. My primary approach is Client Centered which focuses on providing unconditional positive regard, empathy and genuine support. I also utilize Cognitive- Behavioral and Psychodynamic counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and special needs. If you’re ready for a change I stand ready to help.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Self-Love , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy
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I would say Sonya is probably one of your best therapist in faithful counseling. Although I only had a few therapist I wouldn’t change her for anybody else. She’s great! And a Godly women who shines her light everywhere. She’s truly a vessel of Gods’