Amy Sonnenberg, MSW (Student Intern) at Unified Family Therapy

Ages I Work With:

  • Children
  • Adults

Techniques I Use:

  • Mindfulness-Based Strategies
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Approaches
  • Positive Behavior Support

Top Specialties:

  • Neurodivergent: Autism, ADHD, ADD, and more
  • Parent and Caregiver Support
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
  • Emotional Regulation

More About Me:

I am dedicated to collaborating with adults and the children they care for by supporting caregivers and educators in understanding that they are doing their best based on their knowledge and experiences. When adults develop greater self-compassion and self-understanding, they can cultivate more inner peace, which leads to a deeper connection and attunement with the children in their lives. This attunement creates a safe space to grow and thrive, especially for children with misunderstood behaviors.

Experience:

My volunteer and internship experience includes supporting teachers and engaging with children in various settings. At The Sammy Center and The Children’s Center Utah, I played and engaged with kids, modeled positive behaviors, and helped keep the space clean. As a Wellness Intern at The Sammy Center, I practiced when/then statements, guided students in practicing more appropriate behaviors, and worked on creating a supportive environment through community agreements and trauma-responsive practices. Additionally, I have taught mindfulness and movement lessons and shared resources to support mindfulness practices.

“Your past is not an excuse. But it is an explanation…”

-Oprah Winfrey

Education:

I hold a Bachelor of Family, Community, and Human Development with a Minor in Psychology and an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate from the University of Utah. I am certified in various yoga and mindfulness training programs, including Little Flower Yoga Mindfulness Teacher Training and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga workshops. I am working towards my Master’s of Social Work through the University of Utah.

Certifications and Training:

  • Little Flower Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training Certificate
  • GreenTree Yoga, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Workshop
  • GreenTree Yoga, Kids Yoga Training Workshop
  • Yoga Assets Teacher Training Certificate

I am passionate about helping caregivers, parents, and educators gain greater self-understanding and compassion, creating a supportive environment for children to explore and thrive.

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