Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Sonya Reed, Licensed therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Sonya Reed

She/Her

Licensed therapist, LCSW

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About

As a therapist, I try to create an open environment. Whatever you tell me will be met with an open mind and without judgment. I see my role as being the rudder to the boat—I'll guide you and navigate, but you're doing the work. A fun fact about me: When I'm not in sessions, I love to make scented candles and give them as gifts. I've been doing it for about 15 years.

It's great that you are willing to get answers or seek guidance on how to deal with what you've been dealing with for possibly years. Trust in the therapeutic relationship.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Humana
  • Kaiser - Northern California Region
  • Magellan
  • Kaiser - Southern California Region
  • Aetna

States

California

What our members say about
Sonya Reed

M.B.

Jan 25, 2023

I asked my therapist about the questions I’ve been asked to complete before our session; listed under “Tasks..” and the feelings it brought up. Also the difficulty in choosing answers. This could be a BPD symptom. I was unaware of the different categories of OCD. Again- most likely due to the BPD, having clarity can be difficult, too. Accepting reality can be difficult too. Sonya helped me distinguish between OCD and normal behavior. I was motivated to start and finish my task and then kept going on it for nearly 2-hours afterward. I could reward myself for it being good enough after the hour we spent together. And it seems like my therapist is happy with my achievements, as well ! I receive extended mileage from her help.

M.B.

Jan 20, 2023

Sonya has a lot of experience and expertise that suit my particular set of needs. I have hoarding, and complex PTSD and I Identify w/ BPD. I’m making progress! She is flexible if I have to change my time. She’s professional and compassionate at the same time. I feel soo lucky to have her as my NOCD Therapist !!!

C.P.

Jan 16, 2023

Thankful for Sonya. Today we did talk therapy but it was really helpful. She is helping me distinguish between what are quirks that I have and what are actually OCD-related thoughts.

M.B.

Jan 05, 2023

To start with Sonya enthusiastically praised me on my clean sink. I got into old memories while clearing out a place for the repairman to work on washingmachine that flooded my house on New Year’s Day. The workman left because he didnt have access due to clutter. Could not clear it on my own.; however, with Sonya’s help I am ready for the (rescheduled) appointment! Feeling lighter and hopeful.

M.B.

Jan 04, 2023

Sonya, my Therapist, continues to go the extra mile. Triaged when I was having a mental crisis. She’s resourceful, experienced. I like how she’s constantly learning, too, it helps me feel human since I’m learning that it will take a while to learn new habits and that recovery from hoarding will require me me to be proactive and disciplined.

C.P.

Dec 30, 2022

Sonya is great. She really helps me see things from a different perspective. My quality of life has improved drastically thanks to God and thanks to my therapist.

C.P.

Dec 23, 2022

So grateful for Sonya. She does not push me too far but she definitely challenges me. I’m grateful that I’m beating OCD with her help and guidance and persistence.

M.B.

Dec 21, 2022

I got worried when the appointment didnt start on time though

C.P.

Dec 08, 2022

Love that she doesn’t pressure me but she challenges and encourages me and also rationalizes with me and teaches me and explains to me the why of certain things which in turn makes me want to do what I need to do to better my life. I am grateful Thank you Sonya

C.P.

Dec 02, 2022

WONDERFUL therapist. I’m so grateful for her. She challenges me to face what I need to face but she does it with grace and with enthusiasm and explains to me the benefits that would come out of me doing it.

C.P.

Nov 18, 2022

Sonya Reed is a fantastic therapist!!!!! So grateful for her!!!!!

C.P.

Nov 10, 2022

Sonya is a wonderful therapist!!!!! God bless her!!!!!

C.P.

Nov 03, 2022

Sonya is wonderful. She listens to me and she always gives me feedback on what I said.

T.H.

Nov 03, 2022

Instantly felt comfortable with Sonya! I look forward to my next session.

C.P.

Oct 28, 2022

She’s very sweet and is attentive to what I say. Though she doesn’t “give in” to what I say, she definitely listens to me and lets me speak.

M.T.

Oct 15, 2022

Sonya is absolutely amazing for folks with harm OCD and related subtypes, as she is nonjudgemental and also does not shame you for progressing at your own pace. Harm fears can be especially hard to do exposures for, as it feels like there's so much at stake if the 0.000001% chance your fears come true since it wouldn't just affect you, but also other people and your own moral character. As someone with this subtype, I've had bad experiences with a previous therapist who would sort of shame/guilt-trip me for "not working hard enough/not putting in enough effort" whenever I was apprehensive about moving to the next level of the hierarchy or refused to do a particularly scary exposure that day. But Sonya isn't like that at all - she will respect your boundaries while simultaneously encouraging you to do relevant exposures *at your own pace* with no shaming or criticism! She's all about positive reinforcement and rewarding yourself for successes rather than making you feel bad for having boundaries or not meeting a particularly difficult goal in a short amount of time. Sonya will encourage you to challenge yourself and celebrate what you *did* accomplish rather than shaming you for what you didn't accomplish. After all, some progress is better than none at all, and it is 100% ok to listen to your own boundaries if you aren't ready yet. You've grown from where you were yesterday, and there's always an opportunity to grow even more tomorrow. So tl;dr -- if you respond best to positive encouragement and a growth mindset, and you want to take things at your own pace while still being challenged, Sonya very well might be the perfect therapist for you!

K.A.

Aug 31, 2022

My therapist Sonya Read is excellent! She’s always so helpful and kind!

K.A.

Aug 03, 2022

My Therapist Sonya Reed is really kind and helpful!!😊I’m so happy to have met her and have her as my Therapist!!👍

O.O.

Jul 21, 2022

Sonya is awesome!

O.O.

Jul 04, 2022

My therapist Sonya is so down to earth.

M.K.

Jun 29, 2022

I had lot of improvement and felt so happy.

A.R.

May 26, 2022

It was an intake appointment so we didn't dice too deep but I felt really comfortable and like I matter. My thoughts and feelings matter. Which is a huge relief.

anonymous

Jan 06, 2022

Dr. Sonya Reed was super nice on our first session. I felt really comfortable talking with her. I look forward to our future sessions.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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