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Sonya Farrell(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York
Addiction- Anxiety - Depression-Hoarding-Emotion regulation- Eating disorders & disordered eating-
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Professional statement

Congratulations on taking steps to feel better! Many people struggle with regulating intense emotions, lack impulse control, or use self-harming behaviors. Some find themselves in in high conflict relationships or have difficulty creating and maintaining boundaries. Even more people are plagued with negative thoughts, paralyzing procrastination, or excessive rumination that hold them back from living a vibrant life. If these symptoms resonate with you I'd like to help you overcome obstacles so you can create a life you love!

In my role as a Dialectic Behavior Therapist I support you to identify and process thoughts, feelings, sensations and learn to respond effectively - keeping in mind your goals. I use DBT, CBT and MI modalities (including Mindfulness and Somatic strategies) to meet with teens and adults for individual, couples and family counseling.

Supervised by Dr. David Abrams PhD. I am a LMSW, graduated from Columbia University SchooI of Social Work in Advanced Clinical Practice. Currently pursuing DBT-Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC). LGTBQ, BIPOC Allied.

Message to clients

Thank you for visiting my profile. If my personal statement resonates with you, please visit my website, sonyafarrelltherapy.

I am a Korean-American, mother of two daughters, and have lived in Brooklyn, NY for over 20 years. I am also an artist, enjoy cooking and gardening. I see DBT as a worldview, and bring my life experience to my work as a therapist.

I find psychotherapy is a collaboration between the clinician and the client. If you are stuck or struggling but open to change, I am ready to help you create a vibrant life you love.

Looking forward to connecting with you.


Sonya Farrell LMSW

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Children of Promise, NYC, Mental Health Clinician

Columbia University School of Social Work, MSW, 2021


New York: 114310


English, Korean


Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

Hoarding - Developing an understanding of hoarding practices and the impulse to hoard; processing through the emotions that revolve around physical objects and setting goals to decrease this behavior

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Sonya Farrell 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:$75 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$65 - $75
  • Initial session:$125 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$150 (60min)
  • Family sessions:$150 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed