Dr. Sonya Bruner

Professional Experience

Dr. Sonya Bruner has been in the mental health field for over a decade. She is currently a licensed clinical psychologist in California in private practice. She also works as a consultant for companies like BetterHelp that are reshaping the counseling landscape. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com/Advice, along with producing videos for BetterHelp on a variety of mental health topics. She is especially interested in reducing barriers to mental health care, and challenging stigma regarding mental illness.

Given the amount of information on mental health that is currently available, she is committed to helping people access accurate, clinically sound information based on research. 


Dr. Bruner earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York and then went on to receive a Master's of Science and Doctor of Psychology degrees from Antioch University New England. 

"My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness"

I firmly believe that access to quality mental health care should be a right, not a privilege. I also believe that providing compassionate, accessible, and easy to digest advice can be the initial nudge someone needs to seek help. Part of my personal mission is to educate people in a user-friendly, down to earth manner that takes the mystery out of mental health. 

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