Xiangya (Sonya) Gao is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, who earned her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. With 7 years’ experience, Sonya has acquired extensive knowledge of counseling treatments, assessment strategies, and crisis intervention skills. Sonya has worked with multifaceted patient populations from serious mentally ill, developmental delayed, personality disorders, to anxiety, depression, PTSD, as well as situational distress and adjustment issues. Sonya utilizes an eclectic treatment style including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotional Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Her flexibility allows her to provide treatment interventions based on each client’s unique concerns and needs.
Each individual has the strength and potential to empower themselves to combat their issues and to live a fulfilling life. - Anonymous