Sonya Halsey MA, LMFT

As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc site

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 18 years of experience working with couples, families, and adolescents in community mental health centers and private practice.

I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and coping skills. I use CBT, ACT, and mindfulness to treat teens and adults in sessions. Through a person-centered and positive approach, I focus on building strengths and exploring experiences in a way that works best for you uniquely.

Whether with individuals or couples, my approach is clear, warm, and collaborative, and is aimed at providing short-term relief and long-term goals. For the last three years, I have focused primarily on working with couples, one of my specialties. My approach is strengths-based and positive. I consider myself to be a marriage-friendly therapist which often means I appreciate the differences between people that others may believe are irreconcilable. I believe that it is through our relationships that we find our best selves and live happier, healthier lives.

Education

  • MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA
  • MA in English from Columbia University

Licensure and Certification

  • Pending certification in Sex Therapy at the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia

Additional Training and Experience

  • Taught middle and high school English at Columbia Preparatory School
  • Taught undergraduate psychology courses at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles
  • Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Key Specialties

Anxiety Depression Marital and premarital
Coping skills Domestic abuse Life transitions
Narcissistic personality Parenting Peer relationships
Relationship issues Sex therapy Divorce
Infidelity Mood disorders Personality disorders
Seniors (65+) Adolescents/teenagers (14 to 19) Adults
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Family therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Veterans Emotionally focused therapy Attachment-based
Life coaching Gottman Method Humanistic
Imago Mindfulness Person-centered
Psychodynamic Relational Transpersonal