Sonya Jensen, LMFT Certified Gottman Therapist
I’m Sonya Jensen, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas, specializing in couples work. My emphasis is in teaching and empowering couples to connect on a deeper level through powerful communication tools.
I graduated with honors from Azusa Pacific University in San Diego, CA in 2013 with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I’ve received extensive post-graduate training in couples therapy including Emotionally Focused Therapy and am a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist
My style is very coach-like, and by that I mean you won’t hear me talking at you the entire time. Instead, I prefer to teach you a tools that match the growth areas we’ll identify in my assessment process to help you better communicate your thoughts, needs, and feelings while being heard and understood.
My greatest strength in the counseling room is identifying the unsaid and helping you express yourself more clearly through positive reframing.
How I Work With Couples
Firstly, you’ll have a detailed plan of what we’re working on, why we’re working on it, and how to implement it at home. Every session will focus on your communication tools, helping you to reframe areas you may get stuck in, and help you better express yourselves to one another.
As part of my extensive work with couples, I also provide sex therapy. Each couple will receive an extensive assessment process that helps me understand that challenges you face regarding intimacy. Most importantly, I will teach you specific tools and ways of communicating that help enhance sexual satisfaction and increase understanding of sexual needs.
My Work With Individuals
Outside of just working with couples, I meet with individuals for a variety of reasons including self-care, self-love, personal + professional development, divorce/break-up care, and relationship/dating support. I help you identify the dreams and goals you have, while building a plan and tools that help you navigate around road blocks.
I have a passion for people to feel heard, inspired, and open-minded to themselves and the world around them. Together we will explore what makes up who you are-physically, spiritually, emotionally, and sexually. You will develop a healthier sense of self and have the resources to build a life you love.
Trainings completed include:
- Gottman Institute: Treating Affairs and Trauma
- Gottman Level 1 training: Bridging the Couples Chasm
- Gottman Level 2 training: Assessment, Intervention, and Co-morbidities
- Gottman Level 3: Practicum Training
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Family Therapy
- Integrative treatment of complex trauma in childhood course with Eliana Gil
- Telemental Health
- Digital Ethics
- Crisis Intervention
***Superbills provided for potential out-of-network provider reimbursement