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Sonya Kirven, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

Hi! My name is Sonya Kirven. I am Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board-Certified Counselor. I have 6 years’ experience in counseling and 15 years’ experience serving a diverse group of young adults, adults, and families involved with child protective services. I am skilled in supporting individuals with mental health concerns such as Depression, Anxiety, financial and career concerns, and interpersonal relationships. My clinical approach is integrative however, grounded in CBT. In addition to CBT, I utilize Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Building the therapeutic relationship in a judgment free space is key in achieving insight and growth. Having worked in the helping field for more than 15 years, I have been a part of and observed how intervention, even the smallest amount, can benefit in such an enormous way. I believe in a strength-based, Person-Centered approach throughout therapy. I am empathetic and compassionate here to offer support and guidance. As you lead the way, together we will work towards your therapeutic goals.
Growing up in a family that is active in the field, my interests in counseling peeked at a very young age. I would say about 11 years old. I remember being enthralled in my Psychology and Sociology classes in high school. From there my journey began. Along that journey I have learned therapy offers a place where different thoughts, ideas and strategies can be shared. Trial and error are a part of the voyage. If one way doesn’t work let’s try another. YOU CAN DO IT. The end result is what matters!

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Life Purpose, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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License information

CT LPC 004337

Reviews

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

Sonya is very respectful and knowledgeable. I feel not only listened to but heard and understood with her. She notices things about my thought processes that I didn't realize were happening! Together it feels like we're really making progress.

Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Sonya for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Sonya has helped me a great deal. She is professional, listens well and I never feel judged by her, which helps me to be open about my issues. She is excellent!

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Sonya for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Sonya asks the right questions and doesn’t hold back from giving another view of what I am saying. Her kind demeanor put me at ease about talking about uncomfortable topics. The non judge mental views have helped me gain another perspective. Great listener, even to what is not being voiced!

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Sonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Sonya has been very good in helping me get through a very difficult point in my life. It's helped me be calmer and focus in a different way on myself and to process my emotions and she's very adimant about me putting myself first which I struggle to do.

Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Sonya for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I'm very please with Sonya. Shes very responsive, very attentive, just an overall joy to work with

Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Sonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Sonya has changed my life. She knows how to listen and ask me questions to make me gain self discipline on how to manage my anxiety. Anytime I have some tough days she has taught me how to better manage my stress and anxiety. I appreciate her and will never forget how she help me improve my life.

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Sonya for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety