Mrs. Sonya Chavez Serna, LMFT

Preferred Name: Serna

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a License Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Stockton, CA. I've been providing counseling services to children/teens and adults for over 15 years in the Bay Area & the Central Vally of California. My specialty is working with PTSD/Trauma related disorders, anxiety & depression.

Education & Experience

My education and experience consist of the following: I have a BA degree in Child Development from San Jose State University & a MA degree in Clinical Psychology from Notre Dame University. I became EMDR trained in December 2021 & EMDR Certified as a therapist in 2/2024. I've gained my knowledge and clinical skills while working for non-profit agencies & for Stanislaus County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services as a Mental Health Clinician. In my role as a therapist, I provided mental health assessments, individual/family therapy & crisis intervention services to children/families & adults that are impacted by trauma, domestic violence and grief/loss. My theoretical orientation is eclectic, in treatment, I provide a variety of evidence-based modalities based upon the needs of my client, such as CBT/Mindfulness/ Seeking Safety, along with EMDR therapy.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid

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