Sharon Sonko

LCSW-C

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MD LCSW-C 17154


Reviews

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.

Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

From the very first session I've felt heard and respected. Sharon is always helpful and on point, making therapy a joyful adventure rather than a stressful experience

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Very good experience for me; I now know a lot more about myself!

Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Sharon was so kind and lovely to talk to. I was immediately set at ease with her. It was clear she had extensive experience and knowledge to share. I always left our sessions with a lot to think about and put into practice.

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Sharon’s expertise is impressive. She has helped me really identify my true needs
for therapy and helped me implement ways to help myself through challenging moments.

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sharon is amazing! I have been searching for the right therapist for years and now I've found her.

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sharon is wonderful with validating my concerns and offers strategies to deal with stressful situations. I feel more empowered after a session with her.

Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and coaching

Sharon is an amazing therapist. She understands my issues and feelings and has my best interest at heart.

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Sharon has been wonderful so far. Within the first three sessions I have already experienced progress in dealing with issues and have received practical advice and support.

Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I came into therapy a very timid and broken person. Through Sharon’s help I was able to grow and become a better person. I learned to love myself and not be so hard on myself. I cannot thank Sharon enough for absolutely everything she has done as my therapist.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Sharon has given me some tools that will better help me navigate life such as dealing with anger and anxiety, positive affirmations and accepting my mistakes knowing that they are a part of life.

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Sharon has been a great listener and has given me many helpful coping tools. I’ve felt comfortable and safe in all our sessions. I feel truly grateful and heard. I couldn’t thank her enough. Highly recommended!

Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I love this

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I feel so comfortable talking to her and always feel better after our sessions. She reminds me to keep up good habits and be grateful for all the positives!

Written on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

First session was amazing

Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Warm and engaged listener. Felt heard and cared for.

Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sharon is a wonderful listener, encourager, and therapist. I was hesitant to begin therapy after not speaking to a therapist for 5+ years, but Sharon made me feel confident in my decision to speak with her. I couldn’t have asked for a better match.

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Awesome.

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Sharon is fantastic and has helped me a lot with concrete tools

Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Having someone who has a similar communication style helps tremendously. Sharon is both direct and approachable. Having your intelligence recognized and utilized in your healing method puts the process of healing directly into your hands. I, for one, find peace in having a place where I am heard verbatim and not in a he generalized sense.

Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She listens and is very knowledgeable while giving the tools to work through your concerns.

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Shes been amazing

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief

professional and caring

Written on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I truly think she listens to what my concerns are and help me talk thru my issues

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She is a wonderful listener and makes me feel so comfortable. I've grown so much in just a few sessions

Work with me!