As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with twenty years’ experience and advanced clinical training, Sonny tends to emphasize the love and secure attachment we hold for one another, the stories we create for ourselves and the mending of old, hurtful patterns. Her style is both direct and collaborative, offering powerful insights and guidance in a kind and gentle manner. Although Sonny specializes in helping adults improve their relationships and sexual lives, no physical touch occurs in the office. An open, honest and trusting relationship is fundamental to good therapy. Please be assured of Sonny’s commitment to earning your trust and preserving your privacy.
Regarding education, Sonny initially received a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. Over the last twenty years of private practice, her clinical skills have grown as a result of experience and advanced training from individual supervision, membership and participation in:
- AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists)
- ISSWSH (International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health)
- SSTAR (Society for Sex Therapy and Research)
- AAP (American Academy of Psychotherapists).
Sonny works on many levels at the same time, incorporating techniques of emotionally focused therapy, attachment theory, cognitive/behavioral, rational/emotive, Imago, gestalt, evolutionary, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches to bring together the rational, emotional, physical, spiritual and historical components all at the same time.
Psychotherapy is an amazing journey that helps us mend negative patterns, create new stories for ourselves and emphasize the secure attachment and love we hold for one another.