Owner of SGA Services

About Sonya

My work with clients with mental health diagnosis began over seven years. I have worked with clients with mood disorders, including depression, anxiety and bi-polar diagnosis, utilizing CBT, EMDR to assist the client with the mental health diagnosis.

My experience with transgender clients and LGBT began in 2007 as I provided substance abuse treatment for LGBT clients through a community program. As a Therapist, I have provided services for transgender clients with transitioning through individual sessions and group therapy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mental Health treatment
  • Substance Abuse treatment and other Addictions
  • People with chronic illnesses (HIV/AIDS, HEP C)
  • Clients with Criminal Justice Issues
  • Crisis situations
  • Transgender Clients  or Gender Dysphoria and other LGBT issues, including couples

View my profile on Psychology Today Therapy Directory

Education

  • University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work – MSW 2009
  • University of Houston Downtown -BS – Psychology 2004

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Supervisor
  • License Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Professional (DOT-SAP)
  • Master Addiction Counselor (MAC)

Professional Awards

  • Awarded Counselor of the Year – Houston Chapter of Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) – 2009
  • Board Member of the Year – Houston Chapter TAAP – 2010

Volunteer and Membership

  • Crisis Intervention Hotline – Board Member
  • EMDRIA – Member

Therapy, Addiction Treatment, SAP, Transgender clients, DUI / DWI Evaluations, Workshops