Shannan Sonnicksen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH

Verified by Psychology Today
(510) 768-8218

Shannan Sonnicksen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 768-8218
Offers online therapy

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About

As a licensed psychotherapist, I work with those who are navigating current relationships and life events with overwhelming feelings of inadequacy, shame, and anxiety. They often have difficulty recognizing their strengths, which interferes with their ability to reach their full potential. Recovery from these patterns is possible. It involves an understanding of earlier life experiences, and a commitment to developing a more compassionate and realistic view of yourself. I'm fortunate to have over 20 years of experience providing a calm, supportive, and nonjudgmental space for growth in both mental health and medical settings.
I can support you in using your personal strengths to engage in creative problem-solving, to understand and change unhealthy patterns, and in broadening your perspective on the challenges and traumatic events you've experienced. I am extensively trained in evidence-based, primarily cognitive-behavioral approaches to address anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I look forward to working collaboratively toward your goals in a way that strengthens your resilience, as this is a strong predictor of success in an unpredictable world. My hope is that you'll come away from our work together with a stronger sense of integrity and personal boundaries, capable of sharing your authentic self with others.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • License: California / LCS23976
  • School: California State University, Sacramento
  • Year Graduated: 2001

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Illinois at Chicago / Master of Public Health
  • Year graduated: 2010

Shannan Sonnicksen's Groups

Adult Children of Narcissistic Families

A support group for those who have experienced a marked absence of empathy and emotional neglect within their families of origin. This is an opportunity to 1) learn more about narcissistic dynamics and its impact, 2) receive support from others who grew up in similar families, and 3) develop skills to recognize and cope with these dynamics in your adult relationships. Please call for more information.

More about this group

Location

Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 768-8218
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Coping Skills
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Adult Children of Narcissistic Families
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 4 Sep 2021
Shannan Sonnicksen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH