Sonya Boya

Counsellor, MSc, RCC

Verified by Psychology Today
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(250) 589-7709

Sonya Boya

Counsellor, MSc, RCC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Sonya Boya
1863 Oak Bay Ave
Victoria, BC V8R
(250) 589-7709
Offers online therapy

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About

In my varied practice, I see youth and adults, addressing issues ranging from mental health concerns to life transitions. I use a client-centred approach, respecting that you are the expert in your own life. The therapeutic relationship we create allows you to explore your reality to the extent that you want to, in a trusting, calm and gentle environment. I draw from a number of different therapeutic styles, suited to you as a person, your worldview and your interests (talk, art, sandtray, play). I practice from an anti-oppressive, inclusive perspective, and also provide clinical supervision for counsellors.
I am experienced working with people who may be suicidal, and/or self-injurying. My work focusses on mental health, childhood trauma (physical, sexual, emotional, medical), and relationships (intimacy, divorce, adoptions, parent-child). I take a systems approach to issues specific to Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and immigrant/refugee communities.
When I see youth, parents may be involved in the therapy. Many youth choose to have therapy on their own, with a few opting for family counselling. Couples sometimes also decide to have individual sessions, and strict confidentiality is maintained. I look forward to collaborating with you on change.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $200
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Some Extended Health Plans
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 32 Years
  • Certificate: BCACC
  • School: University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Year Graduated: 1990

Location

Sonya Boya
1863 Oak Bay Ave
Victoria, BC V8R
(250) 589-7709
Offers online therapy

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Adoption
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment disorders
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021
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Sonya Boya

Counsellor, MSc, RCC