Cheryl Sonilal, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

Cheryl Sonilal, LMHC

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LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
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My experience includes depression and anxiety, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, substance use/addictions, and counseling in culturally sensitive situations, specifically, Unaccompanied Minors presenting with trauma, abuse, and familial challenges. My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed CBT.

I value respect, compassion, safety, integrity and honesty. My approach to counseling is contingent on the needs of the individual.

I am currently offering telehealth sessions only; this will not hinder the counseling process and sessions are conducted on a HIPAA-compliant video platform with face-to-face interaction. The intake process is initiated electronically prior to the first session and goals are set collaboratively. In subsequent sessions, I will challenge you and provide honest feedback and observations. Therapy requires openness and a willingness to talk about difficult topics at your own pace. Homework assignments are common and include psychoeducation with worksheets, journaling reflections, and videos. I work well with millennials and those in Generation Y. The feedback I have received is positive and my clients have expressed feeling affirmed and understood.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Life Coaching
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$125.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
New York
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Mercy College