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About Me

My name is Sonja and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and can provide services fully in Spanish or English. I have extensive experience working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and women's issues.
The work I do in my private practice is to provide my clients with an outlet to navigate how they are currently feeling and why. I help my clients find the answers they are seeking in order for them to move forward to live a more fulfilled life.
I work through an integrated therapeutic style (think of eclectic) as I believe that everyone's story is different and the journey to healing will look very different for every single person.
I would describe my style as open, warm, supportive, and eager to see you achieve the goals you set for yourself in order to truly live your best life. I strongly believe in open communication as this is key to ensuring that we are on the right track during the process. I also believe in a holistic approach to counseling where the focus is mind, body, and soul. In order to see goals achieved, it will take some time, and if you are looking for a quick fix, I may not be the right counselor for you.
I look forward to helping you and seeing you achieve the goals you set for yourself!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Body Image , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMHC #MH14867 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for SONJA RIVERA. 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 by K.A. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with SONJA for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Sonja is amazing! Always has great advice and is very helpful

Written by T.I. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with SONJA for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is extremely patient and makes therapy so comfortable.

Written by A.L. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with SONJA for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Ms. Rivera very opened minded and not just one sided. What I really enjoyed about our sessions is the open ears and always honesty and pushing me to be opened minded to different things. I would recommend Ms. Rivera to other individuals due to her professionalism and she honestly does care!

Written by T.A. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with SONJA for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Mrs. Rivera is a great counselor! She listens, provides insights, resources, and an outside perspective.

Written by S.H. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with SONJA for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Sonja is great! Over the past year she has helped me realize who I am as a person and encouraged me to always do what’s best for me and what makes me happy. Having her as a counselor was the greatest ever! I am much better after being her client.

Written by M.I. on Mar 07, 2021 after therapy with SONJA for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Sonja was so friendly and a wonderful counselor to work with! She was a great listener as well as creating dialogue with me on the items I wanted to work on during our session! I had a great experience working with her and felt very supported.

Written by L.Y. on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with SONJA for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

So understanding and professional. Always presents good examples on how to implement a plan. She is the best!

Written by A.N. on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with SONJA for 6 months on issues concerning coaching

Sonja is a great counselor and has supported me well identifying ways to cope and manage my therapeutic goals. I enjoyed working with her and always walk away with heightened awareness and new ideas. I highly recommend her.

Written by S.T. on Nov 27, 2020 after therapy with SONJA for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

My counselor, Sonja, is one of the most compassionate, understanding, and supportive people I have ever met. She truly listens to me and hears me. While she usually has the answers I need, she doesn't just tell me what I need to do or what's wrong, but rather encourages me to talk it out with her, so I can come as close to identifying the issues and potential solutions, which I find very helpful. Initially when I started it felt a bit awkward talking with a stranger, but now it honestly feels like I talk to a true confidant and trusted friend. I'm so thankful for the advice, guidance, and support she has given me to heal from my grief and other issues.

Written by A.S. on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with SONJA for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coaching

So far Sonja is great. This is my first time in a therapy session and I am completely comfortable.

Written by S.A. on Oct 14, 2020 after therapy with SONJA for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

I immediately felt comfortable with Sonja Rivera. I appreciated her introductory note and the overview she gave in our first session. Her experience is very well suited for what I'm going through. She's professional and accessible. I definitely recommend her.

Written by J.A. on Aug 16, 2020 after therapy with SONJA for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

You are so helpful and supportive thank you for everything and I’ll hear from you soon! You are the best. So helpful and open

Written by J.E. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with SONJA for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amazing!

Written by K.A. on Jul 14, 2020 after therapy with SONJA for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sonja was real, authentic, and honestly helped get me through one of the most difficult periods in my life. She asked great questions that helped me refocus on myself and my journey. She took feedback well and was incredibly understanding. I'm grateful that I got to work with her and would continue to for sure.

Written by M.A. on Feb 11, 2020 after therapy with SONJA for 3 weeks

In just 2 sessions with her I feel so much better already. And I'm looking forward to more sessions with her. She responds to my messages, she listens to me, advices me and makes me feel the support I need at this time in my life. I strongly recommend her.