Sonia  Gomes

Sonia Gomes


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Sonia Gomes, LICSW Accepting In-person
Updated February 20, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Life coaching
  • Women's issues
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Attachment issues

Professional statement

Sonia Gomes is a licensed clinical social worker based in Pawtucket and Providence, RI. Sonia is dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey towards self-discovery and personal growth. Sonia is a practitioner trained in multiple therapeutic theories, all united by a central focus: helping individuals reconnect with their authentic selves. Sonia's approach is client-centered and collaborative, meeting each individual exactly where they are in their unique journey.

With a keen emphasis on understanding clients' aspirations for their future, she works diligently to unearth and address the underlying negative beliefs that may be hindering their progress. Through a compassionate and empathetic process, I empower clients to navigate their challenges, embrace their true identities, and unlock their full potential.

Sonia's mission is to create a supportive and nurturing space where clients can explore, heal, and grow, ultimately achieving greater clarity, fulfillment, and connection in their lives. If you're ready to embark on a transformative journey towards authenticity and self-actualization, Sonia is here to walk alongside you every step of the way.

She offers sessions in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Sonia's approach in rooted in theories and evidence based practices that help explain how behaviors, thoughts, and emotions are interconnected.

Sonia is certified in CSRT (Core Self Reclamation Therapy), AEDP, level 1, trained in EMDR, Certified in Core Energetics a Somatic therapy, trained in Mindfulness, Mindfulness Self Compassion, and subsequent trainings in IFS (Internal Family Systems), Poly Vagal theory, Ego based theories, MBCT.

Prior to private practice, Sonia worked in hospital and community settings, including Rhode Island College where she currently teaches in the Master's Level program.

Message to clients

Welcome. Are you struggling, feeling stuck, or overwhelmed? Do thoughts of not being good enough affect your mind? Perhaps you feel misunderstood or find it challenging to communicate your needs. Maybe you've lost your sense of direction, comparing yourself to others and feeling disconnected. Allow me to walk along side of you as we process your journey, healing, and creating sustainable transition.

In our sessions, we will explore your goals, how you want to see your future self. We will explore your internal world, your relationships—with others and with yourself. Together, we'll navigate these experiences and facilitate meaningful change. This journey is about transitioning from self-blame to self-compassion, empowering you to embrace your true worth and live authentically.

Change is facilitated through the integration of various modalities and a holistic approach. Drawing from my regular practice of meditation and self-compassion, I incorporate mindfulness, EMDR, and other modalities into our sessions. By utilizing multiple mind-body practices, we focus on regulating the nervous system and harnessing your innate capacity for self-regulation, leading to transformative outcomes.

Amidst a wealth of evidence demonstrating the malleability of negative beliefs, it's important to recognize that you're not alone in your journey. Together, we'll nurture connections, reignite purpose, and cultivate a sense of wholeness, creativity, nurturance, and grounding. By transforming these beliefs, we pave the way for a more enriched, spontaneous, creative, and fulfilling life.


Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)


Sonia Gomes is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (55min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
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

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


Sonia Gomes, LICSW practice
154 Waterman St. , Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10 am - 2 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 2 pm
  • Thu 10 am-2 pm
  • Fri 10 am -2 pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10 am - 2 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 2 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 2 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 2 pm
  • Sat ask about hours
  • Sun Closed

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
Rhode Island College, Masters, Social Work, 2012
Rhode Island College, Bachelors, Social Work, 2010


Rhode Island: ISW02567





Professional endorsements

"I would most heartily recommend Sonia for working in Zencare. Sonia is an exceptional therapist with many years of working with a wide variety of populations- including age, gender, health status, sexual orientation, and non-English speaking individuals. Sonia is dedicated to her own internal work, so as not to interfere with her client’s development, which is a gift to her clients. Sonia is also interested in a variety of modalities, holistic in nature, which helps her bring a bigger toolbox to her clients. Sonia is, simply, a very good therapist, dedicated to her craft, willing to grow in service to her clients and her own awareness."

- Joanna Meriwether, MSW • June 2017

"I have found Sonia to be fearless and completely authentic in her own work. I believe a therapist can only take a client as far as she/he is willing to go. Sonia does not shy away from the “tough stuff” and is a compassionate advocate."

- Kathleen Welcome, fellow student • June 2017

"Sonia provides therapy that is clinically sound, highly ethical, and culturally competent."

- Laurice Girouard, LICSW • February 2017

Client testimonials

"Sonia emailed me back in a timely manner and we have set up a call for later this week!"
- Zencare client • October 2021
"Sonia called me and was honest about whether she thought she could help."
- Zencare client • December 2019