About Sonya Carter
I received my Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I graduated from the Joint Master of Social Work (JMSW) Program, between NC A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. This was an advanced generalist program that is accredited by the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #C005920), which enables me to practice psychotherapy independently in the state of North Carolina. I began my therapy journey working in community mental health. I have worked in a variety of settings to include a psychiatric inpatient unit, hospice, and methadone clinic. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCAS-16531), which allows me to provide substance use treatment under the supervision of a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS).
I am also a Board Certified Telehealth Profession (BCTP-II) (https://telehealth.org/certified). This was a rigorous year long certification program.
So after days, weeks, or months of searching for "the right therapist" you found me. I know it can be a frustrating process. I'm not going to spend too much time talking about me or my credentials. I would like instead to tell you what type of therapist I am. Hopefully this will help you to decide if I'm the right therapist for you. It really isn't about me. It's about what I can offer to you to live your best life.
I am the type of therapist who works best with clients who really want to make positive changes in their life. You are tired of doing the same old things and not getting the results that you desire. I work best with clients who don't get easily offended if they are challenged and appreciate a therapist who is straightforward. Therapy can be hard work. You sometimes have to change thoughts and behaviors that have been a part of you for a very long time. Please be assured that I will walk along side you as you successfully complete your therapy journey. I will give you the tools that you need to help you to make lasting changes in your life. I want to be the kind of therapist that I would want to go to if I needed help.