>Sonia Pahwa is a registered social worker in private practice.
>Research: Currently, Sonia is part of the clinical team researching the efficacy of therapeutic clowning as an alternative treatment modality for Veterans and military members living with operational stress injury (OSI), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), moral injury, etc. She also sees service members and first responders in her private practice.
>Workshop: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Mental Health Workshops, Counselling Skills Development, Team Building
>Her work involves counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families: Child Counselling, Adolescent Therapy, Adult Psychotherapy, Couples Counselling, Family Therapy
>Offers unique services such as: Mind/Body Integration, Art-Infused Therapy, Coaching
>Sonia uses a number of theoretical approaches in the consulting room, with special focus on attachment theory, neurobiology, and trauma-informed practice. She is regularly supervised by Gail Palmer MSW (EFT/EFFT), and Carl Hammerschlag MD (psychiatry, Indigenous and systems framework).
>Specialties: Anxiety or Depression; Compassion Fatigue; Family or Relationship Dynamics; Grief and Loss; Identity Exploration; Life Transition; Mind-Body Connection; Self-Harm; Stress Management; Substance Use; Suicidal Ideation.
>Therapeutic Approaches: Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT); Emotionally-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT); Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT); Post Traumatic Growth Approach (PTG); Psychodynamic Approach; Narrative Therapy; Neurobiology Focused; Attachment Theory; Trauma-Informed; Expressive Arts.
>Counselling Modalities: In-person counselling; Phone counselling; Video conferencing.