Sonia Maxwell | Alpharetta

Psychotherapist

In my work with couples, adults, and teens, Sonia’s hope is that clients will leave therapy confident in their strengths, equipped to make wise choices, and empowered to maintain healthier lives and relationships. She works to alleviate negative symptoms within the context of current circumstances, help identify the root of challenges, and modify unhealthy cognitive and emotional processes. Sonia’s interventions help clients break through an impasse and equip them with practical solutions for future problem solving. She offers targeted, short-term counseling or in-depth therapy that identifies and replaces negative patterns.

In couples counseling, Sonia helps partners break negative cycles, learn effective communication skills, build deeper connection, co-parent effectively after divorce, or heal after an affair. She uses Dr. Gottman's research and other approaches, customizing treatment with questionnaires that speed up the process and give a clear picture of strengths and deficits. She also conducts premarital counseling assessments.

Sonia offers eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), a physiologically-based therapy for the treatment of conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, complicated grief, and adult or childhood trauma.


ISSUES

Anxiety, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Grief, Infidelity, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues

Specialties: Couples Counseling, Premarital/Marriage Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ+


CLIENT FOCUS

Age: Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Elders (65+)

Category: Couples, Individuals, LGBTQ+, Veterans, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian


TREATMENT APPROACH

Types of Therapy: ACOA, Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), EMDR, Family/Marital, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Integrative, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


QUALIFICATIONS

School: Pepperdine University & California Southern University
Year Graduated: 2007
License No. and State: MFT001253

Location

Bellagio Psychotherapeutics
5755 North Point Pkwy, Suite 33
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Office Phone: (678) 554-5632


OFFICE HOURS

10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Online Therapy/Video Counseling: No


FINANCES

Average Cost: $120/session

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Payment: Cash, Check, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Other

Accepted Insurance: Aetna, Coventry

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