Sonja Benson

Psychologist, PhD, LP

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Sonja Benson, PhD, LP, Psychologist in Wayzata
(952) 373-0563 Website

Sonja Benson

Psychologist, PhD, LP


Location

MN Couples & Family Therapy
901 Twelve Oaks Center Drive
Suite 926D
Wayzata, Minnesota 55391
(952) 373-0563

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I work with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, work/school and relationship issues. My specialization, however, is in marriage & family therapy using a systems approach and many methods introduced by John Gottman. I'm advanced trained in Discernment counseling as well. Finally, I work on the entire spectrum of relationships from dating to pre-marital to transitions or divorce. I also provide parenting coaching. I am also trained as a divorce mediator and help many people with parenting plans.
I love working with couples and families. I've trained in marriage & family therapy in graduate school, through internship supervision and through many post-degree trainings. I've completed through level 2 in the advanced Gottman training and the advanced training in Discernment Counseling.
I am an expert in clinical hypnosis; I have co-authored 2 books and I teach hypnosis to other professionals. In addition to being a licensed psychologist, I have both specialized training in coaching and experience providing coaching and consultation to management and HR. I am trained in divorce mediation.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 22 Years
  • School: University of Minnesota
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: LP 5311 Minnesota

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $230
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Location

MN Couples & Family Therapy
901 Twelve Oaks Center Drive
Suite 926D
Wayzata, Minnesota 55391
(952) 373-0563

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Family Conflict
  • Divorce
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Discernment counseling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Categories
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Discernment counseling
  • EMDR
  • Emotion Freedom Technique/tapping
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Psycho-educational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Professional Connections

Dr. Gretchen Lewis-Snyder, PhD, LP
Dr. Gretchen Lewis-Snyder, PhD, LP
Psychologist Colleague, known for 9 years
Dr. David Clemons, PsyD
Dr. David Clemons, PsyD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 18 years
Sonja is a highly skilled psychologist who combines the ability to conceptualize problems and with clarity, the wisdom and experience to facilitate change, and the compassion and empathy essential for good outcomes.
Dr. David Clemons, PsyD
Dr. David Clemons, PsyD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 18 years
Dr. David Clemons, PsyD
Dr. David Clemons, PsyD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 18 years
Dr. Clemons is a talented clinician, able to use multiple methods to get to the heart of the problem area. He is flexible in his approach, using what's bests for each client. He has great empathy and is still a wonderful problem solver. I highly recommend Dr. Clemons.

Links

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Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018
Sonja Benson, PhD, LP, Psychologist in Wayzata

Sonja Benson

Psychologist, PhD, LP