Sonja Crisosto

Sonja Crisosto (she/her/they)

Clinical Social Work Associate

MSW, CSWA

I identify as queer, cis-woman, Latinx, and trauma survivor. In my spare time I try to do things which bring me joy.

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

8083 SE 13th Ave Suite 3

Portland, 97202

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $$150

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2016

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • OHP Open Card
  • OHP Single Case Agreement
  • OHP Trillium

My Ideal Client

I enjoy working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families. We would be a good fit if you’re looking for support dealing with: traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood instability, family therapy, parent-child relationship challenges, ADHD, adolescent support, sexual abuse, domestic violence, generational and/or historical racism, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC populations.

My Approach to Helping

My approach is trauma informed, inclusive, and focused on creating a genuine, welcoming, safe relationship and environment to support you in whatever areas of growth and change you would like to see and experience in your life. Thought and behavior patterns, attachment styles, trauma, and other symptoms create barriers for us to live our version of a meaningful and fulfilling life. I will work in collaboration with you to offer support by helping you build confidence in being able to achieve the self-identified goals you have. I also have a background in social work and part of the work I do is exploring societal systems and structures which impact and sometimes oppress our identities, life, and opportunities. Telling your story when you feel safe to do so is one way for you to offer healing to yourself and something I would enjoy being able to support you in doing.

Why I Became a Therapist

I became a therapist because when I went to therapy for the first time as a young adult, it was life changing for me. Finally having someone who not only understood my symptoms and what was going on with me but someone who also offered objective perspective on my traumatic experiences and their impacts on me, was absolutely life changing. I believe every single person could have some benefit from therapeutic work on some level. I don't know if I can stress enough in this little box how vital it is for people to be able to share their stories. This alone can offer so much healing for someone.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • PTSD External link

    Experience working with youth and adults who have had significant traumatic events and continue to experience symptoms.

  • Anxiety External link

    Experience working with youth and adults who experience anxiety symptoms.

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    Have worked with children and youth in a variety of roles for over 15 years and in therapeutic capacity for 5+ years. I truly enjoy working with pre-teens and teens.

  • Depression External link

    Experience working with youth and adults who experience depression.

  • Family Conflict External link

    Experience working with families dealing with a variety of issues and concerns.

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