Sonja J Rudie, LMHC, CSAT-S, Candidate PhD

Preferred Name: Sonja

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

Sonja Rudie the President and Clinical Director of La Perla Counseling & Trauma Response Services, Inc. and has been providing treatment for critical incident stress, acute stress, trauma, sex addiction, and sexually betrayed Partners since 1997. Symptoms that go hand in hand with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, etc. are some of the challenges that can be effectively treated or vastly improved with EMDR. Sonja has completed all but the dissertation for a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology which is expected to be completed in 2022. With an extensive background in the aviation industry, and having previously held a commercial pilot rating, Sonja has also successfully treated clients who have had a fear of flying. She is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor, an EMDRIA and Parnell EMDR Approved Consultant and faculty member, and a Washington State Approved Supervisor. She provides CSAT consultation, Sexology consultation, and EMDR consultation for mental health professionals nationally. Sonja is the co-author of two books: Mending a Shattered Heart: A Partner's Guide to Healing, Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D., Editor; and Clergy Sexual Misconduct: Assessment, Treatment & Oversight, Rob Baker & John Thoburn, Editors.

Education & Experience

Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Sexology-Institute of Clinical Sexology Master of Arts Degree in Psychology-Antioch University Seattle Bachelors of Arts in Spanish-University of Washington

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

International Institute of Trauma & Addiction EMDR International Association Parnell EMDR Institute-Approved Consultant & Faculty American Counseling Association International Institute of Clinical Sexology Past EMDRIA NW Washington Regional Coordinator Past Certified Equine Assisted Therapy Professional

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


Provides a written receipt for clients to submit for insurance reimbursement consideration (superbill)