PhD, LCSW Dr. Sundonia Wonnum
Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.
And recovery is possible.
Sundonia Wonnum is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.
- Years in practice
More about me
Hi! I am Dr. Sundonia “Sun” Wonnum, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Virginia. I earned a graduate degree in social work (MSW) in 2005 and went on to study social work research and academics to earn a doctorate degree (PhD) in 2014. I am heavily involved in continuing research, emerging trends, and formal education of health, social, and behavioral sciences, particularly prevention science and integrated medicine. I lecture at local and national conferences and author in national journals.
With nearly 15 years of experience, my practice philosophy hinges on the integrated care of four domains of wellness: physical, psychological, social, and spiritual. I provide psychotherapy, counseling, and education services, specializing in a wide spectrum of individual to community needs, particularly military-related issues (e.g. combat, military sexual trauma, transitions, leadership, team development, etc.) and women's issues (e.g. relationships, motherhood, work-life balance, domestic abuse, sexual assault, etc.). I am also passionate about providing comprehensive psychological health care for the unique, developmental needs of children and adolescents, as well as couples and families of all circumstances, backgrounds, and stages. I have extensive training in a range of treatment modalities including: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for all psychological health concerns (e.g. suicide, domestic abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, etc.); cognitive processing and prolonged exposure therapies for acute and posttraumatic stress conditions; brief solution-focused therapy for problem-solving life's challenges; and strength-based therapy to harness individual's innate capacity and sense of power; as well as a host of family therapies. I also have experience in treating or counseling for LGBTQ issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleep-related disorders, and psychosocial and behavioral concerns related to chronic health conditions (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), diabetes, insomnia, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, etc.).
I am spiritually-led and nature-centered mother of three, avid runner, and dance, art, and music enthusiast. I seek out opulent outdoor spaces and live performances to enjoy. I love exploring the world and experiencing all its gifts and cultures. Most importantly, I am humbled to navigate through and walk alongside you on your journey throughout life’s winding paths, peaks and valleys, and ebbing storms to help you find and savor the beauty and stillness that give you peace of mind and connections of heart.
About online counseling
Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.
- Stress Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Depression Addictions LGBT Family conflicts Grief Intimacy-related issues Eating disorders Sleeping disorders Anger management Self esteem Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes Coaching Compassion fatigue ADHD
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