Sonia Slevinski, MS, LMHC, NCC is a virtual therapist offering sessions through our StrengthenU platform.
Sonia has a wide range of experience in the mental health industry. This includes working in treatment homes, schools, state institutions, and outpatient therapy settings. Additionally, she has spent some time working on the insurance and research sides of things. This gives her a very well-rounded perspective of the therapy process.
Every journey is unique
Sonia understands that as our plans change, so do our mental health needs. She also knows that not everyone’s path is the same exact one. For instance, Sonia began her family at a young age and furthered her education as a non-traditional student. This taught her that we all accomplish our goals differently. There is no right way – just the ways that work for us and our circumstances.
Sonia’s journey has also shown her the mental and physical impacts of chronic illnesses. Unfortunately, generational cancer has occurred in her own family. She is aware that illnesses can create many challenges. Further, normal interactions become filtered through a different lens. Regardless of which side of the illness you are on – it can feel very lonely. This is why it is so important to have a reliable support system and speak to a professional when necessary.
Motivated to help others
Sonia dreams of a world where mental health is normalized and is part of standard healthcare for every person. The most inspiring part of her job involves guiding her patients towards those “a-ha” moments. From there, she can help them to make positive changes. Her favorite therapy approaches include mindfulness, cognitive techniques, and finding context in systems theory. In addition, Sonia is working on becoming recertified in American Sign Language and is excited to be able to work with those who are Deaf and hard of hearing in the future.
Outside of session, Sonia enjoys spending time with her children and their adopted Greyhound. She can also be found going for a ride on her motorcycle.
Call our Marion office at 319-261-2292 to make an appointment with Sonia Slevinski, MS, LMHC, NCC. Please note that Sonia is a virtual provider, therefore all sessions will be teletherapy sessions.