A Little About Me

I am a Social Worker, Advocate, and Therapist.

I rece​ived my Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I attended the Joint Master of Social Work Program, which is a collaboration between NC A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I graduated with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in 2005. This was an advanced generalist program that is accredited by the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE).

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #C005920), which enables me to practice psychotherapy independently in the state of North Carolina. I have been a practicing independent therapist for a little over 14 years. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate (LCAS-A/License #LCAS-16531) which allows me to provide substance use treatment services under the supervision of a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS).

I am not a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (MD or DO) who prescribes medication to treat mental health and substance use disorders.

I began my therapy journey working in community mental health. I have worked with all client populations. My other clinical experience include Hospice & Palliative Care Social Worker and a Behavioral Health Social Worker in an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Unit.

In 2018, I completed a rigorous year-long training program with the Telebehavioral Health Institute and received certification as a Board Certified Telehealth Professional Level II.

I have completed extensive training in all the areas in which I provide services. My training has included:

• Completion of the Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training. This is an intense, accredited training program that prepares clinicians to become certified specialists in the evidence-based treatment of tobacco use and dependence. For more information about this program click here.

• Advanced Training in completion of Psychological or Immigration Evaluations through the Immigration Evaluation Training Center as well as the Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Clinic Training.

• Extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused techniques in the treatment of mood/depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorders, as well as serving refugee  and immigrant survivors of torture and trauma

• During my work experience, I have worked with diverse cultural populations as well as conducted numerous comprehensive clinical evaluations.

Schedule an intake appointment with me here.


1.  Click on the green blocks that says "Sonya Carter Psychotherapist", "Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation" and "Telehealth" .

2.. Click on orange box that says "60 minutes"

3.  A calendar will appear with date and time that I am available.

4.  Click on the blue box that has the time.  A white box will appear that says "Schedule a Meeting".  

      Please input all the requested information in the box.  Click "Schedule Now" at the bottom.

5. Please include in "reason for contact section" the name of your insurance company if you plan to use your benefits..

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