Sonya Paramore, LPC

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I graduated from Saint Louis University with a Master of Arts in Counseling in 2005.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri and have been in the mental health field for over 15 years.  I obtained an Advanced Counseling Certificate in Trauma and Abuse counseling in 2012 through the Allender Center at the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. I've been providing therapy since 2008 and in 2015, I opened my own private practice in O'Fallon, MO. I consider it an honor to walk with people on their journey to healing and restoration.

My experience includes working at community mental health center for over 6 years with adults and families experiencing mental illness. I provided case management services as well as crisis counseling and intervention.  It was also during this time that I started a counseling practice with two colleagues of mine. As I enjoyed the experience of providing therapy, I realized I wanted to gain additional experience outside of community mental health.  So in 2009, I obtained a position at a local hospice serving as Bereavement Coordinator.  I provided individual grief counseling and support, and also facilitated grief support groups.  It was a privilege to walk alongside those at such a vulnerable time, a time they felt alone, overwhelmed and afraid. My bereaved clients taught be how to sit with them in the midst of their suffering and I had a desire to continue to provide that kind of support to others. When my first child was both in 2010, left my bereavement position in order to focus on doing therapy part-time.

Emotional/Sexual/Spiritual Abuse
Female Sexual Addiction
Wives of Men with Sexual Addiction
Family of Origin Issues
Women Experiencing Separation/Divorce 

My counseling style is relational and I utilize Interpersonal Processing as a means to help you gain more insight into what you feel, experience, and believe. Three assumptions that are central to Interpersonal Process Therapy are as follows:
-We are relational by nature and thus many problems are interpersonal in nature
-Familial experience is the central source of learning about ourselves and others
-The therapist-client relationship can help address and resolve problems
Teyber, E. (1997). Interpersonal process in psychotherapy. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole.


Sonya Paramore Reaches

OFallon MO