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Sonja Walker, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Intimacy Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."- Maya Angelou. My philosophy on therapy is that it is a journey whether it is your first experience, or you are coming back for a tune up within your life. I have worked within clinical practice for over 11 years. My experiences are with clients in crisis counseling, inpatient mental health facilities, outpatient/inpatient addictions treatment and various correctional facilities, attachment injuries, addictions, grief and ambiguous losses, relationships, sexual issues, anxiety and multicultural family systems. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist well versed in providing clinical therapy for families from diverse backgrounds, persons with addictions, mental health challenges, children, adolescence and issues within sexuality. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Attachment Therapy and Family Systems framework. I am flexible and able to adjust my techniques to meet the unique needs of my client. Therapy is not a one size fits all. I am of the belief that everyone can change, resolve conflict, be a better version of themselves and most importantly HEAL.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Intimacy Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MN LMFT 3844


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sonja Walker. 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.

Kind. Caring. Warm. Keeps conversations moving and asks questions that help you challenge your thought process for improvement.

Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Sonja for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

She’s great! Really appreciate her.

Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Sonja for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Sonja is an amazing therapist - I could not recommend her enough! She was my first introduction into therapy - I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into, but she has gracefully guided me on my journey to becoming a better version of myself. I've been having sessions with her weekly for most of this year, and I look forward to them every time. She has really helped me learn so much about myself - her "homework" always gives me something to think about during the week and leads to a great discussion the following week. She is kind, compassionate, and listens very well - she has this incredible ability to turn our conversations into these little nuggets of wisdom that I think about regularly. She really has changed my life - she was the blessing that I needed this year. I couldn't recommend her enough!

Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Sonja for 6 months on issues concerning self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Sonja is an amazing therapist. I have been seeing her regularly for a couple of months now and she has helped me tremendously. She really takes the time to listen to my concerns and helps me to come up with a plan to help improve in the areas that I want to work on. Would definitely recommend her to anyone!

Written on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Sonja for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

First session was very good.

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Sonja for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue