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Sonia Gomes(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island
Anxiety -Attachment issues- Life transitions-Women's issues-Cultural adjustment-Caregiver stress & support-

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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 healing, discovery, and personal growth. Sonia is a practitioner trained in multiple therapeutic theories, all united by a central focus: improving one's relationship with self, and otheres. Sonia's approach is client-centered and collaborative, meeting each individual exactly where they are in their unique journey.

In over a decade of practicing, I've discovered the effectiveness of therapy lies in providing individuals with the necessary time and secure environment to explore their concerns, beliefs, and interpersonal connections. The journey is reconnecting with compassion for our selves. We begin by exploring our internal beliefs, exploring the relationship w/ ourselves, reconnecting with our sense of safety, trust, and connecting with our innate knowing.

Perhaps you're caught in cycles of behavior that evoke feelings of inadequacy or guilt. Maybe you feel stagnant, unheard, or struggle to express your needs. Here, you'll find a supportive, and inclusive setting, without judgment.

My 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,I am here to walk alongside you every step of the way.

I offer sessions in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

My approach is rooted in theories and evidence based practices that help explain how behaviors, thoughts, and emotions are interconnected.

I am an EMDR provider, AEDP, level 1, certified, trained in Mindfulness, Mindfulness Self Compassion, and subsequent trainings in IFS (Internal Family Systems), Poly Vagal theory, Ego based theories, MBCT.

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.

Work and Education

Blackstone Valley Community Health, Supervisor
Rhode Island College, Adjunct Professor
The Providence Center, Emergency Therapist
Miriam Hospital, Case Management

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


English, Portuguese, Spanish


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

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

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

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

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health


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

Locations & Hours


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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.

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, MSWJune 2017

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

- Laurice Girouard, LICSWFebruary 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 studentJune 2017

Client testimonials

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

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