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Sonny Saunders, LPC

Addictions LGBT Relationship issues Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

I am actively engaged in Behavioral Health, Mental Health Counseling, and Education to be of service to people, Integrated Care, Autonomous, Team-player, Hardworking, Excellent customer service/rapport/relationship building skills, Enjoy working with people, Dedicated, Solution-Focused, Goal Oriented, Assertive, Collaborative, Creative, Outgoing, Personable, Leader

I have 15 years experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Provide consultative, psychosocial education, diagnostic assessment, and treatment services to patients with physical and/or mental health, substance abuse diagnoses, and co-morbid conditions.
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor/National Certified Counselor/Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CCMHC/NCC/CTMH).
Assist in management of psychosocial aspects of acute/chronic medical conditions, as well as mental health disorders and life stressors.
Case management, link patient to appropriate community resources/services.
Complete crisis assessments and interventions.
Conduct & facilitate individual, group, milieu, couples, substance abuse, and family therapy sessions within outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care settings.
Enjoy working with diverse and underserved populations.
Member of American Counseling Association (ACA): (ID # 6212911).
Holistic therapeutic approach (Person-Centered, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, CBT, REBT, and Reality Therapy to assist clients in making progress and growth, in expedited time frame using evidence-based practices.
Enjoy teaching classes/courses related to psychology, sociology, and counselor education and supervision.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

CO LPC LPC0006481


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

Love love love my therapist! 8 months sober today. I take a lot from each session and I have the tools to help me stay sober. I am taking care of myself instead of others for the first time
In my life. I couldn’t do this with the help from my counselor. ❤️❤️❤️

Written on Feb 13, 2021 after therapy with Sonny for 7 months

While I haven't had much time yet with Sonny - I have been impressed by his manner, his knowledge and his empathy so far. He definitely gives me confidence in betterhelp. He replies to each of messages in a timely manner and has taken the time to read LONG messages from me. His responses show he has thought about my individual situation. He does not give copy/paste type advice. He is very professional while also being open minded and non-judgemental.

Written on Aug 11, 2020 after therapy with Sonny for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Sonny has been very helpful in helping me process my thoughts and emotions on my own.

Written on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Sonny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life change