Licensed Psychologist (Ph.D, LP)
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Sonia is a licensed psychologist who’ll bring her seven years of experience to help you find the inner strength to heal and grow. Sonia understands how hard change can be. She believes that once you learn empowering tools, and are offered support and encouragement, you’ll be able to challenge and transform your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and build your best life.
Sonia believes that no two people are the same, so she individualizes her approach to each client, while incorporating warmth, kindness, and humor into every session. She will also gently challenge you to help you grow and meet the goals that you have set for yourself. Sonia develops goals with her clients that keep them engaged throughout the healing journey. Her goal in therapy is for you to gain the skills you need to be happy and healthy in all aspects of your life, from school to friends to family to career.
Training and Background
Sonia’s training and background stress the importance of using evidence-based practices (i.e., researched therapy techniques that have been shown to work with people like you). Sonia is committed to helping you overcome any struggles you have by providing you with the best care known within the psychological community.
Sonia primarily implements Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Family Systems.
Sonia has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior, attention/hyperactivity/impulsivity issues, trauma, relationship/social skills difficulties, stress management concerns, and family systems issues. She has received specialized training in anxiety disorders at Texas Children’s Hospital, including the treatment of OCD (via Exposure and Response Prevention), panic disorder, illness anxiety, separation anxiety, selective mutism, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety.
Sonia provides individual, family, and group therapy. She has worked in schools, homes, community mental health agencies, outpatient military hospitals, inpatient medical hospitals, and primary care settings. She received her MA and PhD from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, completed her internship at the Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Sonia is now accepting new patients for individual and/or family sessions at the Littleton office. Aloha!