Ms. Sonia Zajmi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minor in Sociology from Indiana University and a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages from the University of Tirana, Albania. She earned her Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees from Indiana University. Additionally, she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
She has experience working with a broad range of clients and presenting concerns, with diverse diagnoses in multiple settings. These settings include a university training center and community mental health centers. Prior to counseling experience, she used to be a high school teacher in Albania. She has always been passionate about psychology and understanding human experiences through developmental lens. Her overall goal is to provide a holistic, multicultural space for clients to support and challenge maladaptive behaviors and develop effective coping skills.
Ms. Zajmi’s clinical framework is founded in integrative, humanistic, mindfulness-based cognitive approaches. These approaches include trauma and emotional focused therapies, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), interpersonal processes, and attachment therapies. Her specialty areas include trauma, childhood abuse, neglect, abandonment, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and academic issues. She also works with clients on their life transitions, addictions, personality disorders, mindfulness and self-compassion.
When she isn’t working, she enjoys reading, journaling, spending time with family, playing outside with her dog, Bora, watching British movies, and traveling abroad.