MACP, Trinity International University
BS, ED, Barry University
Sonya began as an adjunct professor at Trinity International University Excel program, after graduating from their Master’s program in 2009. Prior to that Sonya worked in the not-for-profit social services arena, mental health treatment (both outpatient and residential), substance abuse prevention, and the field of education working with all age ranges from infant to adult. Sonya earned her Bachelor’s of Science /Education from Barry University and her Master’s of Arts/Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University. She obtained her Certified Prevention Professional (previously named Certified Addiction Prevention Professional) credential from the Florida Certification Board and is a certified trainer in various CSAP-approved evidenced-based prevention models and treatment models.
Sonya is also the Executive Director of A Season of Comfort, Inc., a non-profit agency which focuses on “teaching life skills for effective living”. She is a national speaker, addressing audiences in church, business, and private settings. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, fishing, and event planning. Sonya is also the Secretary of One Voice Community Coalition, a prevention coalition serving the communities of Miami-Dade County. Sonya has been married to her husband, Howard, for 21 years. She is a mother of 4 adult children and grandmother of 6 with her seventh on the way.