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Sonya Mentz, MS, LAPC, NCC

Hi, I am Sonya Mentz and I would love the opportunity to work with you to increase self-awareness to build your self-esteem to become the person you desire. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in Georgia. I graduated from Walden University with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Life gets hard sometimes, and it is ok to need help. Gaining a deeper understanding of yourself can help you to bring about lasting change to create the life you dream of. I want to work with you to develop a deeper understanding to enable you to break patterns and develop the skills you need to handle whatever life brings you. I am here to support you on this journey.

I strive to create a supportive environment to empower you to gain self-awareness of your strengths. It is vital to love oneself and be willing to have unconditional positive self -regard. It is important to treat the whole individual (mind, body, spirit, environment, social, and cultural). The utilization of cognitive behavioral therapy play therapy, person center therapy, solution focus, and rational emotional behavior therapy to name a few are used to help bring about understanding and change to help you reach your counseling goals.

I believe counseling is about gaining a complete understanding of oneself to connect the dots of why we think, behave, and feel the way we do. Therapy can help one to see the connection and learn skills to change patterns of self-destructive behavior into life fulfilling achievements. Therapy is a safe space to explore the person you are and look at the negative experiences in your life to start the healing process. In therapy we can work together to understand yourself more fully and work towards the goals you determine. Life is not easy and seeking helping can be the first step to making lasting change towards the future you envision.

I desire to help you gain the insight into you so that your future is brighter, and you are stronger in knowing who you are. Yes, we all think we have flaws but sometimes what we think are flaws are strengths hidden by biases and once we understand them a whole new perspective is unveiled. The first step is the hardest but after that I will be there for you each step of the process.

Areas of Expertise:
● Separation / Divorce
● Parenting Issues
● Anxiety
● Depression
● Anger Management
● Bipolar
● Stages of Life Transitions
● Child & Adolescents
● Trauma
● Couples