Sonja has lived in Seattle (almost) all her life, so rain and moss are in her DNA. She grew up in a family business, has worked in non-profits and higher ed, and finally landed in the field of mental health. The roles of wife, mom, daughter, and friend are the most important parts of her life, but the process of becoming a therapist and walking alongside people as they process trauma, loss, and mental health challenges has made her life even more meaningful. She spent many years working in a large community mental health agency as a therapist and a supervisor. In joining The Healing Center, she gets the opportunity to journey with people through grief, which is the reason she entered the field of mental health.