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Sona Topalian

Sona Topalian


4 years of experience
Solution oriented

Sona is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Doctoral Candidate striving to further her education, experience, and competency to better serve her clients. Sona’s presence in the room models a corrective and meaningful relationship with her clients which enhances trust and therapeutic connection. By modelling these corrective experiences, Sona is able to implement interventions to focus on developing insight, actionable change, healing the relationship with the self, and identity formation. Sona prefaces the importance of understanding what the therapeutic process will look like and will support you through your growth. Sona has extensive experience working with trauma, substance use, abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and self-harm. Sona is also a Program Manager at a DMH contracted facility where she continues to grow in her capacity and assist upcoming therapists in the field.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Sona emphasises the importance of after care and establishing coping skills to ensure long term sustainability in reaching your goals. Her priority is to build a relationship based on empathy, validation and mutual respect to empower you and instil hope in the life you imagine.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Art Therapy Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Culturally Sensitive Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Existential Experiential Therapy Expressive Arts Gestalt Humanistic Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Motivational Interviewing Multicultural Narrative Person-Centered Play Therapy Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) Strength-Based Structural Family Therapy

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Addiction Alcohol Use Anger Management Bipolar Disorder Chronic Illness Chronic Pain Chronic Relapse Coping Skills Divorce Domestic Abuse Drug Abuse Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Emotional Disturbance Family Conflict Infertility Life Coaching Life Transitions Medical Detox Medication Management Mood Disorders Obesity Peer Relationships Psychosis Relationship Issues Self Esteem Spirituality Substance Use Weight Loss Women's Issues

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