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Sharon Sonko, LCSW-C

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Anger management Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am an independent licensed clinical and certified social worker for the past 11 years. My main specialty areas are Veterans issues related to PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders,, disability (including spinal cord injury), trauma (including sexual), intimate partner violence, grief and loss, aging among others. I also specialize in child protective issues related to sexual abuse and neglect.
I provide services using combination of the following modalities including, but not limited to Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy as well CBT.
My approach to therapy is relaxed and interactive. I encourage participation and use of meditation and breathing exercises to address stress and trauma. It is important that those I service are able to positively engage in sessions so they ultimately benefit and grow to become their best self.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MD LCSW-C 17154


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sharon Sonko. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Sharon was the one person who I feel really saw my anxiety for what it is. All our 1-on-1 sessions and the book recommendations were tremendously helpful. Would highly recommend her.

Written on Jun 02, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

My very first therapy session ever was with Sharon and she was absolutely great. She made me feel heard, and I felt comfortable talking to her!

Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

I am very grateful to have Sharon as my therapist. She is knowledgeable, supportive and nonjudgmental. I am very comfortable with sharing the dark parts of myself with her for healthy healing. I look forward to working with her for the foreseeable future.

Written on May 06, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sharon is really helping me understand myself and diving into what’s actually causing my anxiety and panic. You see all the solutions online but they never get to the why. You can have all the breathing techniques you want but you need to know what’s causing you to feel this way. Sharon and I are able to really dive in and help me get the most out of my therapy sessions. I came into therapy thinking I wanted to just get more “tools for the tool bag” in dealing with anxious thoughts but she has helped me realize that I actually want more than that out of therapy. I want to know why I am thinking like this, learn more about myself, and see what can work for me. Sharon has been funny, a great listener reasonable, thoughtful, and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone whether it be your first therapy session ever or your 1,000th

Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sharon is caring, knowledgeable, dependable, confident, and respectful. I look forward to our sessions.

Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I feel very lucky to have had Sharon as my therapist. She has helped me deal with issues that I have had for a long time.

Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes