Sonia Olivera

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Sonia Olivera, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in CA More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepting patients

Licensed in CA

Accepts insurance

Hi there, I'm Sonia!

Sonia Olivera, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Life can sometimes feel like too much to handle, especially when our usual coping mechanisms no longer work. Whether you're dealing with anxiety and sadness, struggling in your relationships, navigating a significant life change, or simply seeking self-discovery, therapy can offer much-needed support.

My approach

My role is to provide a safe and welcoming space where you can explore these challenges, gain insight into your life, and develop tools to cultivate greater happiness and fulfillment in your everyday experiences, work, and relationships.

My focus

As a therapist, throughout my career in mental health, spanning almost two decades, I have been fortunate enough to work with a wide range of clients, gaining valuable expertise in several evidence-based therapies such as person-centered, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral theories, just to name a few. I cater to adults and couples.

My communication style

My clients find my no-nonsense approach to be a breath of fresh air, and they appreciate the collaborative and practical nature of my work, tailoring treatment to each individual's specific needs and circumstances.

My journey to mental healthcare

As a therapist, I have the incredible privilege of guiding people through their personal challenges, helping them to navigate through their emotions and burdens, and ultimately empowering them to achieve a healthier and happier mind. It is such a fulfilling and rewarding experience, witnessing the transformative power of therapy as clients develop a whole new mindset that enables them to pursue new and exciting pathways in both their professional and personal lives. I am truly honored to be a part of this journey and to make a positive impact on the lives of those I work with.

My goals for you

Initial therapy goals do not need to be specific; usually, broad goals are enough to get started. When it comes to setting goals, it’s important to hone in on what you really want. However, it is a collaborative process. Ideally, the client will be responsible for setting the therapy goals and I will assist by managing the expectations of the goal.

My first session with you

The first session will be different from future visits. The initial visit is a period for you and I as the therapist to get to know each other and get an idea of how to proceed. Future visits will be more therapeutic in nature.

About Sonia

Patient testimonials

  • "She understands the roller coaster emotions and how to deal with it, and its okay to feel like that"

Specialities

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Job Stress
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress

Methods

  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Supportive
  • Strength-Based
  • Solution Focused
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational

Practice

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, Tricare West, and Kaiser Medicare Advantage (Southern Ca)

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) California State University, Los Angeles , Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

Book the first session


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  • Video session
  • 55 minutes
  • Covered by Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, Tricare West, and Kaiser Medicare Advantage (Southern Ca) Session cost depends on your insurance, most people pay $5-40 per session after meeting their deductible. There aren't any fees for using Rula.

Next Appointment Wednesday, June 19

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