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Sonia Medina Pranger, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and currently a Ph.D. candidate in Counseling and Psychological Services, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Ministry. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work as well as a Master’s in Social Work and hold a Pupil Personnel Services Credential. I have over twenty years of experience working within schools, child welfare systems and organizations, as well as private practice to support individuals and families. I am also a social work educator for ten years, teaching courses to emerging professionals at the college level that focus on social work practice, studies in domestic violence, cultural humility, and ethical faith integration in service and research.

I am passionate about supporting individuals and families to thrive in life. I believe people are innately resilient and able to grow from adverse circumstances. My goal is to foster a partnership in the counseling relationship, where respect and dignity are valued. I take the role of counseling as sacred because of the courage it takes to work on oneself. I acknowledge and value people’s life experiences, and I am blessed to have the opportunity to support healing and recovery in the counseling journey.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CA LCSW 60645


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sonia Medina Pranger. 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.

Having Sonia as my therapist has been one of God’s greatest blessings in my life this past year. Truly and earnestly I mean that. Doing the work of mental health is hard work but having Sonia to come alongside me up, and support me has been so helpful. During her sessions and over the course of our time together, I really feel like I’m starting to learn and grow and Understand more about how I show up in my life.

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Sonia Medina for 1 year and 3 months

I was very iffy about starting therapy but Sonia definitely made me feel comfortable since the beginning. It’s very easy to open up to her and of course there’s no judging in anything that is said. She’s really passionate about my well being and has helped me realized so much since I’ve started. She has nothing but pure intentions and has definitely helped me in reflecting on certain events differently to shift my mind to a more positive way of thinking. Overall she’s amazing and highly recommend. (:

Written on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Sonia Medina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Sonia has been extremely helpful with my growth. I’m only 3 weeks into therapy, and have seen amazing results with my mental. She’s been nothing but kind and helpful, while asking some amazing thought provoking questions that have helped me tremendously

Written on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Sonia Medina for 2 weeks