Sonya ParrottLMFT

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Availability

In Pacific Time

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Our first session will be spent exploring your therapeutic needs and answering any questions you may have. Many people are hesitant to being therapy and I strive to make the process as comfortable and productive as possible. We will work together to prioritize your needs. We will devise a strategy specific to your needs and your desired outcomes. We will work at your pace while also challenging you to step outside of your routine at times.

What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

One of the most important lessons I've learned throughout my work as a therapist is that it is important to "learn to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations." We all face barriers and road blocks which inform our decisions, our choices, and our abilities to overcome difficult situations. I have found that by practicing using skills during good times, we become better at activating those skills during stressful times.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Like many others, my path to becoming a therapist started with receiving my own therapy. As an adolescent I was blessed to work with some amazing counselors which lead me to want to support others the way my counselors supported me. As an adult both before and after becoming a therapist, I've been able to learn from amazing people whose work has further solidified that providing therapy and collaborating with others is exactly what I want to be doing.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Mood disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Substance abuse

General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Anxiety

Addiction

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adolescent mental health

Fees

$130

First Session

$160

Couples Therapy

$130

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Family Session

Group Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

Broad Clinical knowledge and experience engaging various de-escalation and crisis intervention strategies

Clinical Supervision, Legal, Ethical, and Risk Management Education and Training

Tier I – Military Cultural Competence Training – STAR Behavioral Health

Annually obtain education focused on Cultural Responsiveness; Law and Ethics specific to the delivery of mental health services; clinical supervision training; Cognitive, Behavioral and Motivational Treatment approaches

Prior training and experience providing services to adults, adolescents, children and families in the inpatient, outpatient, and institutional settings

Licensure

CA, LMFT, 53257

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, National University

Work History

Training and experience providing traumatic grief and moral injury specific treatment to first responders, civilians, separated and active-duty military personnel. Skilled Provider of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Extensive training and consultation focused on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders.