Sonia Pillai

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, PMHNP

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
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(214) 225-2430 Website

Sonia Pillai

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, PMHNP

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Location

Innovative Psych Solutions
1402 South Custer Road
McKinney, TX 75070
(214) 225-2430

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About

Do you have concerns regarding your child's behavioral health? Have you noticed your child having more and more difficulty with starting and finishing their school work? Are you worried about your child's ability to learn and grasp new ideas because of their behavior? Are teachers having increasing trouble with your child's behavior or hyperactivity in school, but you are too afraid of medication? Set up an appointment for an assessment today so that you can begin to consider the reasons for your child's struggles and discuss a list of solutions to improve their learning and behavior.
My mission is to provide a conservative approach to diagnosis and medical treatment of attentional or impulse issues, emotional dysregulation and other behavioral concerns. I am committed to working with every child, their parents, and their counselors. I enjoy providing families alternative options to medication to treat learning/behavior issues.
I don't believe in using chemicals to stifle any child's unique character or personality in order to enhance their likeability or to become a stronger student. There are many negative consequences with long term medication use and want every parent to understand when to, and not to medicate.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $300
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • License: Texas / 708665
  • School: University of Texas at Arlington
  • Year Graduated: 2011
I started my career as a nurse tech in the ER in 2002, and moved on to Psych NP in 2011 after working at Cook Childrens ER (FW).

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ADHD, CCSP
"I recommend all my clients to Sonia first. She is more familiar than any other professional I know with the minute details of medications and their capabilities. She is able to take a lot of guess work and trial/error out of trying meds for the first ..."

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CPT
"Sonia Pillai, PMHNP-BC, is a board certified and highly trained mental health psychiatric nurse practitioner who has successfully been able to integrate information from home, school, and clinical visits to diagnose her patients. She excels at monitoring symptoms ..."

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, MA

Location

Innovative Psych Solutions
1402 South Custer Road
McKinney, TX 75070
(214) 225-2430

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Medication Management
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 8 Jun 2022
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Sonia Pillai

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, PMHNP