Cheryl Sonilal


About Me

I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in New York. I have 10 years experience working as a counselor and clinical evaluator for a wide range of clients, both adolescents and adults. My experience with adults includes parenting challenges, substance use and addictions, depression and anxiety. I have many years of experience working with adolescents and families, implementing evidenced based practices; Multi-Systemic Therapy in the home. I have engaged in valuable work with adolescents and families, in culturally sensitive situations, specifically, Unaccompanied Minors presenting with trauma, abuse, and familial challenges.
My counseling style is empathic and warm. I value respect, compassion, safety, integrity and honesty. My approach to counseling is contingent on the needs of the individual, with focus on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Making the first step to seek out support is the most challenging step to take. The courage it takes to take that step will ignite more change; the change you wish to see.
I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Multicultural Concerns , Women's Issues

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LMHC #007107 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Written by D.A. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Cheryl for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Cheryl has changed my life and is both an incredible person and therapist. I am so grateful for her, and I recommend her in full confidence to anyone and everyone who needs some help.

Written by J.U. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling with Cheryl for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I've been working with Cheryl for nearly a year now and she has been so supportive, especially during the pandemic. She has helped me to set goals throughout the week and to combat my depression in more effective ways.

Written by T.R. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Cheryl for 5 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Awesome time on every call