Sonia  Gomes

Sonia Gomes

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for daytime appointments in Pawtucket practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Sonia Gomes is a therapist in Pawtucket, RI specializing in depression, loss, anxiety symptoms, communication skills, social skills, and adjustment to chronic illness and life changes. She works with adults 21+ years old in stages of change and those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and existential challenges. She offers sessions in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Mis especialidades incluyen trabajar con personas que luchan con depresión, pérdida, síntomas de ansiedad y adaptación a enfermedades crónicas. Trabajo con personas identificando síntomas promoviendo cambio y el bienestar.

Sonia is certified in EMDR, trauma focused therapy, Core Energetics a Somatic therapy, Mindfulness and subsequent trainings in IFS (Internal Family Systems), Ego State therapy, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

Prior to private practice, Sonia worked in hospital and community settings, including Rhode Island College where she teaches a course on immigration and social work as a Adjunct Professor.


Message to clients

My specialities include working with people who struggle with depression, loss, anxiety symptoms, communication skills, social skills, and adjustment to chronic illness and life changes.
By identifying and working through symptoms, change and well being can be developed and nurtured. With the use of various therapeutic modalities I help people promote self love, awareness, relationships, communication skills, reduce stress, minimize depressive and anxiety symptoms. You do not have to struggle alone with symptoms, asking for help is the first step.
Mis especialidades incluyen trabajar con personas que luchan con depresión, pérdida, síntomas de ansiedad y adaptación a enfermedades crónicas. Trabajo con personas identificando síntomas promoviendo cambio y el bienestar.
For women going through life transitions: I love working with women who are going through the stages of life such as loss, divorce, professional life transitions and empty nest syndrome to name a few.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, physical abuse or/and experiencing early childhood adversities.

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

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

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


General expertise


Insurance

Sonia Gomes is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet and United Healthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • United Healthcare

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Ongoing session fee: $300 (90min)

Therapist's note

Sonia can provide invoices for patients to submit to their insurance companies for out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Pawtucket practice

541 Pawtucket Avenue

2nd Floor

Pawtucket, RI 02860

Hours
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Work and Education

Blackstone Valley Community Health, Supervisor, 2014 - Present

Rhode Island College, Adjunct Professor, 2014 - Present

The Providence Center, Emergency Therapist, 2012 - 2017

Miriam Hospital, Case Management, 2006 - 2013

Eye Movement Desensitization Training, 2018

Core Energetics Training, 2015 - Present

Rhode Island College, Masters, Social Work, 2012

Rhode Island College, Bachelors, Social Work, 2010


Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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