Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Compassion Fatigue
- Dissociative Disorders
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Sexual Assault
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Communication Skills Training
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Somatic Experiencing
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:https://ingoodcompanycounselling.ca
Hello, my name is Sonja and I look forward to the opportunity to welcome every part of you and your relationship into the messy, transformative space of therapy. My hope is to build a relationship with you where you feel deeply understood, known, and validated for who you are and the responses you’ve had to your life experience.
In our work together, I strive to be deeply genuine with you. Sometimes getting in touch with our desires and dreams can feel intimidating. Sometimes facing painful emotions and wounds can feel unbearable. Yet I have seen time and again how going into these spaces with the proper support and at your own pace brings transformation. I love seeing my clients find success in communicating and reconnecting with their loved ones, courageously finding the pathway to something that scares them or finding a deeper sense of connection with themselves. I believe that you can choose the experience of life in all of its joys and sorrows over emotional numbing. I believe that you can learn to deal with daunting emotions in a way that allows you to feel more in control of your own life.
I have supported people who are working through many issues, but my primary focus is working with men who have experienced sexualized abuse, people who are unpacking their relationship with the religion they were raised in, as well as those who have the desire to increase their levels of self compassion and their skillfulness in relationships.
Along with my work with individuals, I find working with couples and relationships to be incredibly powerful. It is such a privilege to walk alongside folks as they work to let down the walls that keep them apart. It can be incredibly challenging to unpack exactly what the issues are in our own relationships since we are the ones inside of them. Sometimes a third set of trauma-informed eyes can help support you being your most authentic self with each other again. If people are willing, they can become a safe haven for each other where they can access each other emotionally in good times and difficult ones. You can experience connection with the people you love again, at your own pace, through this work.
I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to see if we are a good fit. I offer free 15-minute consultations over the phone or Zoom. For individuals or folks in relationships who are in need of financial assistance and to make therapy more accessible, sliding scale slots are available on a case by case basis.
- Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Competent and Affirming LGBTQ2IA+ Couples and Relationship Therapy
Client fee individuals:150.00
Client fee couples/families:170.00