Sofia E Alonso
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Sofia E Alonso

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Waitlist Online
Updated February 22, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Depression

Professional statement

Sofia Alonso is a therapist that has her private practice in Orange County California, she also is a professor at Pepperdine University under the master program. Sofia has two credentials as a LMFT and APCC. Sofia also owns a credential as a Psychologist from Mexico. Sofia has different trainings that include CBT, PCIT, and EMDR. Sofia also is able to provide Asylum evaluations and Hardship waivers for immigration.


Message to clients

My name is Sofia Alonso, LMFT and APCC. I have worked with children, teens, families, couples, and individuals in different settings and countries.

I love my job, and I commit to all my patients in their therapeutic process. I am there with their ups and downs. I want you to experiment with how therapy helps you reach your goals!

I have training in different areas where you can choose and decide what is best for you. You are the expert in your life, and therapy will help you to identify and clarify situations that might interrupt or disturb your daily routine.

I have been working in a clinical area where high-risk and non-high-risk patients have benefited from my services.

I am a bilingual therapist (English and Spanish). I have training in different areas, such as PCIT (Parent and child interaction therapy), that helps to increase positive relationships between children and parents and decrease defiant behavior in children.

I can provide EMDR therapy. This therapy will help you relive traumatic or triggering experiences in brief doses while I direct your eye movements.

My patient benefit from a nonjudgmental and warm environment provided in therapy where the patient can work towards goals in treatment. As a therapist, I take the time to listen and address what my patients need to work in sessions where the patient can leave with a sense of relief, progress towards goals, and techniques to apply to manage challenging situations.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • GEHA
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • UMR
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $160 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $230 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am to 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00am to 7:00 pm
  • Wed 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am 7:00 pm
  • Fri 10:00 am 2:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am to 2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Child Guidance Center, Therapist, 2015 - 2020

Pepperdine University, Marriage and Family Therapist, 2016


Licensure

California: AMFT95591


Languages

English

Spanish


Client testimonials

"Very open and understanding. Was able to listen through all of my concerns and provided real and unbiased advice."
- Zencare client • September 2023
"She was very calming and understanding and she helped me through the rough moments. Was always willing to help and made it clear to me what I needed to do in order to get better. You will not regret your decision by picking her."
- Zencare client • April 2023
"Sofía Alonso is a very caring and compassionate therapist and took the time to hear my concerns in our initial call."
- Zencare client • April 2023
"We had an initial consultation and she is very sweet and easy to get a long with. You can tell she cares about her clients and aims to take a client-centered approach to therapy."
- Zencare client • January 2023