Sonya has been a Psychotherapist and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for over 22 years. She has also served as a Psychiatric Nursing Faculty for Graduate Programs at UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. As a lifelong learner and educator, Sonya enjoys teaching and is frequently invited to present at state and national organizations.
“I fully embrace the CooperRiis model of placing the person first, not the symptoms or diagnosis. Sonya has referred individuals to CooperRiis for treatment since 2010 and witnessed outstanding outcomes. Now, she is thrilled to be a part of this dynamic team!”
Sonya is Dual Board Certified in Primary Care and Psychiatry. She is skillful and experienced in treating Mood Disorders, Trauma Response, Neuropsychiatric Conditions ADHD, TBI (traumatic brain injury), and persons on the Autism Spectrum.
Sonya provides a holistic treatment perspective with a solid medical background, clinical training, and practice in psychotherapeutic modalities.
“My proudest accomplishment is my family. My husband and I were best friends in high school and continue to be so today. We enjoy our two adult children and one “unspoiled” grandchild! “
She enjoys mindful activities such as yoga, gardening, drumming, sailing, and paddle boarding in her spare time.