I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State for nearly 30 years. I’ve worked in Inpatient hospitals, Outpatient Community Mental Health Centers and have had a private practice in four locations in Western Washington. I have revamped my therapeutic approach using recent breakthroughs made in brain research and Neuroscience. I use Neuroplasticity and Bio-Acoustic Medicine techniques that create an almost instant effect and results in life long changes if used regularly.
I’ve worked extensively with families and individuals in crisis and in the area of complex trauma. I’ve helped individuals who experienced severe child abuse, depression and anxiety.
For couples counseling, I use an approach informed by Internal Family Systems and the Gottman method to get a sense of what your pattern of behavior is. I teach you how your brain is responding to stress and how you are triggered by your partners behavior which you must learn how to manage. Then, we work together and build positive communication systems and rebuild the intimacy, trust and commitment that brought you together in the first place.
Depending upon your personality and goals, I customize the therapeutic approach to find why you are blocked and help you establish a new way of being in the relationship that is more fulfilling for both you and your partner.
All of life’s issues, stresses and problems have paths to resolution and happiness, but each of our maps are different. One size does not fit all. Hence the need for personalized approaches to find your path and methods to regain your strength, resilience and success.
Please believe me when I say no situation or personal experience is hopeless. That is simply not the truth. You can find happiness and there are many maps and methods that will lead you to where you want to go. You have choices along the way but you must first understand what your brain is doing habitually in processing your circumstances.
I relocated to Spokane six years ago and was most recently a Clinical Director for a local community mental health agency. I am now back in private practice a in Spokane. Honestly, there is no situation too upsetting, confusing or difficult that I have not successfully worked with previously.
Due to the success of Neuroscience based techniques along with some traditional approaches, I currently have 40 clients and you must go on a wait list. I have up to 35 people call per week requesting services so I cannot respond to phone calls any more. If you are interested in getting on my wait list you MUST EMAIL ME at: Sonya@MyPathCoach.me Please state in the email:
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