Sonia Lopez has 21 years of experience working in the mental health field providing services in English and Spanish. Prior to going into private practice, her background includes working within residential and outpatient settings with children, families, couples, adolescents and adults of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds with moderate to severe mental illness such as bi-polar, schizophrenia and major depression. Clients can expect to find a compassionate, kind, supportive, and non-judgmental safe space. Sonia believes that the therapeutic relationship is essential in the development and outcome of clinical treatment. As your therapist, her goal is to assist you in gaining awareness into your own internal struggles, acknowledging your life experiences while exploring how your past currently influences your current choices and outlook on life.

In 2003, Sonia earned her Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University of Santa Barbara. Antioch University is an independent, non-sectarian college, which promotes experiential learning, social justice and draws on the strength of a diverse academic community. During her attendance at Antioch, she interned at Pacific Pride Foundation, which provides services to the HIV/AIDS and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities of Santa Barbara County. In addition, after spending 7 years providing therapeutic services to children in the foster care system and in an outpatient setting in Los Angeles County, she moved on to become a program supervisor at a children’s outpatient clinic. As a program supervisor she assisted in the oversight of over 150 cases where she also had the privilege of supervising Marriage and Family Therapist Interns working toward their hours for licensure. While transitioning to private practice, Sonia also provided therapeutic services to the geriatric population in the city of Lynwood and Downey. 

In addition to her psychology background, she attended California State University of Northridge where she attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Radio, Television and Film. Sonia’s experience within the entertainment industry helped her gain insight into the particular issues faced by individuals within or attempting to break into the creative and cultural industry. 

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