Sonya Carter, MSW, LCSW
About Sonya Carter
I received my Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I graduated from the Joint Master of Social Work (JMSW) Program, between NC A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. This was an advanced generalist program that is accredited by the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #C005920), which enables me to practice psychotherapy independently in the state of North Carolina. I began my therapy journey working in community mental health. I quickly learned that I enjoyed working with women and addressing issues specific to women. My continuous training has always been focused on effective treatments for women.
I am also a Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) Certified Telebehavioral Health Professional (https://telehealth.org/certified). This was a rigorous year long certification program.
I am the type of therapist who works best with a client who really want to make changes in her life. You will come into your first session ready to put in the work. You are tired of doing the same old things and not getting the results that you desire. You understand that I cannot change your life for you. I do not have a magic wand that I can wave and make your life the way you would like for it to be in an instant. I work best with clients who don't get easily offended if they are challenged and appreciate a therapist who is straightforward. I'm not a very passive therapist. I do not sit quietly nodding my head and saying, "I see. What do you think about that?". I work along side you engaging in active conversation. When you successfully complete therapy, I want you to walk away with a good understanding of what brought to therapy in the first place and tools to help you to make lasting changes in your life. I want to be the kind of therapist that I would want to go to.
SpecialtiesAnxiety, Depression, Women’s Issues
Age Group FocusAdolescents, Adults, Seniors
Treatment ApproachesCoaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused
IssuesAnger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, End of Life Issues, Goal Setting, Grief, Life Coaching, OCD, Racial Identity, Self Esteem, Trauma / PTSD, Women’s Issues