Sonya Dugal, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, Board Certified Transgender Care Therapist

Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Indian
    Hey there! I’m Sonya, a Board Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Board Certified Transgender Care Specialist working in the Pittsburgh area and licensed in Pennsylvania. I enjoy working with members of the LGBTQIA2+ community and specialize in providing gender affirming care to gender expansive, non-binary and trans individuals, as well as BIPOC individuals with diverse multicultural and racial backgrounds and those from the diaspora. I am a child of immigrants and specialize in working with first and second generation immigrants and racial and cultural minority members who have been impacted by harmful cultural narratives, intergenerational trauma, and who have experiences feeling “othered.”

    I am guided by a feminist and person centered approach that prioritizes an exploration of our intersecting identities, and value the healing power of exploratory and respectful conversation that acknowledges the effects oppression and colonialism have on mental health.

    I approach therapy from a lens of non-judgmental curiosity and strive to bring humility, humor and creativity into our shared space. I utilize art making and expressive therapies to help facilitate greater self-acceptance, self-confidence, personal growth, and to empower you to create positive change. I believe art making has the power to heal and the magic to transform.

    My goal is to create a safe, affirming and warm environment for you and if you’d like, to guide you in the art making process to help you feel empowered to create change. I hope to make your journey in therapy validating, supportive, and strive to make you feel heard, understood, and accepted.

    It would be an honor and privilege to work with you.
License Number: PC011257
License State: Pennsylvania
Practice Information
Sliding Scale / Reduced Fee Accepted: Yes
Types of Insurance Accepted: Private Pay, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health, Optum
Lotus Therapy Fund Provider: Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Therapy Offered
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Art Therapy, Feminist, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Narrative Therapy, Compassion Focused
Women's Issues, Transgender, Stress, Racial Identity, Personal Growth, LGBTQ+ Related Issues, Depression, Emotion Regulation
Last modified: June 19, 2024

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