Anxiety, sadness, frustration, confusion, and self-doubt are commonly experienced emotions, but if these emotions persist, they can interfere with your ability to achieve your fullest potential in relationships, career, school and overall life satisfaction. Sonya believes that happiness is found when there is only a small distance between where you are and where you want to be in life. The purpose of counseling is to bridge this gap by helping you access your authentic positive self and to live the meaningful and fulfilling life you deserve.
Developing a collaborative and nurturing relationship with her clients, Sonya helps them identify barriers, set short and long-term goals, gain insight and mastery over limitations, and maximize innate strengths. Through open dialogue, honesty, compassion, and a healthy dose of humor, Sonya empowers clients to build rewarding connections with themselves and others. Adhering to the adage, “it is only help if it is helpful,” Sonya tailors her counseling to the dynamic needs of each person and consistently monitors the effectiveness of treatment.
Over the last eight years as a psychotherapist in homeless shelters, community mental health centers, and private practice, Sonya has provided individual, family, couples and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Trained in multiple theories, Sonya supplements traditional talk therapy with experiential role-play, art therapy, therapeutic games, meditation, and writing to creatively engage clients.
Sonya specializes in anxiety and mood disorders, trauma and stress-related disorders, infertility support, social difficulties, career and life transitions, LGBTQ issues, health and stress management, women’s issues, codependency, and challenges relating to parenting, communication, and family harmony. She believes that knowing and accepting oneself, unconditionally, is the key to resolution of psychic pain.
Sonya’s passionate, warm and humorous approach to therapy creates an atmosphere where clients feel understood, appreciated and accepted. As a result, they experience increased courage, self-esteem, and optimism. Additionally, Sonya is fluent in Russian and has extensive experience working with diverse populations. If you wish to embark on a journey toward your full potential, you will find Sonya to be an excellent traveling companion.