About Sonja Malcolm, MA, Ed.M, LPC, ACS

I bring compassion, insight, and over 10 years of experience to each session using a collaborative, nonjudgmental, systemic approach. I aim to create a safe place for clients to address issues using evidence-based interventions, and I privilege the individual goals of each client in our work together. My approach is successful in treating adults working through relationship and family issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and work-related issues.

I have been a practicing psychotherapist since 2006 and draw from person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, dialectical-behavioral, and systems theoretical models to best meet the needs of the clients I serve.  I am experienced in working with individuals, couples, families and groups, and have over three years experience providing psychotherapy online.  I received post-graduate training, supervision, and certification in Family Systems Therapy, and have also received post-graduate training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy to further develop my skill set in treating personality disorders.  Additionally, I gained specialized training and experience in treating co-occurring disorders of mental health and substance abuse, and trauma.  I specialize in treating anxiety and depression, relationship issues, life transitions, and work-related stress.  Additionally, I have over 10 years of experience supervising developing counselors toward licensure as Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey, as well as an Approved Clinical Supervisor with the New Jersey Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, Professional Counselor Examiners Committee.   My graduate studies were conducted at Teachers College Columbia University where I earned Master of Education and Master of Arts degrees in Counseling Psychology, and I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hampton University.