Sonya Knudson, Psy.D, LP joined the clinic in 2020 and is a Telehealth Therapist. She is a Licensed Psychologist and can see clients via telehealth who live anywhere in the state of Minnesota. Sonya considers it a privilege to work with each of her clients and she enjoys working with individual adults, adolescents ages 12-18, couples and families. Sonya works hard to create trust on which a therapeutic relationship can be built. She is committed to partnering with you in a manner that feels comfortable and helpful to you, as she believes that goodness of fit is essential for therapy to be truly effective.
Sonya envisions psychotherapy as a journey embarked on by therapist and client in which she will walk alongside you to guide and support you in the pursuit of your treatment goals and whole-person wellness. Along the way, Sonya will help you examine how your life experiences and mental health symptoms may be interfering with your ability to live an authentic life that feels fulfilling and connected with your values.
Sonya specializes in treating anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression, and trauma/PTSD. She is skilled in helping clients who are struggling with relationship difficulties, life transitions, identity and self-esteem concerns, and substance use. Sonya approaches her work with all of her clients with trauma-informed care and attachment theory in mind. She is committed to being an inclusive, affirming therapist and welcomes working with people of all cultures, identities, and beliefs. Sonya is trained to use a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions, including: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, (MI), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
Sonya has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. Sonya completed a APA-accredited predoctoral internship in Child and Adolescent Psychology and a postdoctoral residency in Co-Occurring Disorders. Sonya has completed the Level 1 Training of Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Prior to entering private practice, Sonya worked in a variety of clinical settings including an inpatient psychiatric hospital, community mental health centers, and residential addiction treatment. Sonya has also served as a clinical supervisor for predoctoral interns and postdoctoral residents at an APA-accredited internship site and she has several years of experience as an adjunct professor in co-occurring disorders.
Sonya currently has limited availability for new clients.
Sonya's direct phone number: 651-212-5058.