MA - Psychology
98% (42 votes)
Sonal Sonawani is a psychologist, practicing in Pune with over 3000 satisfied clients. She specializes in depression, anxiety and relationship issues. She is a certified Family and Couple therapist with the Gottman Institute (USA) and Emotion Focused Couple Therapy (UK) and has studied Couple & Family therapy at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS). She is an International affiliate with American Psychological Association (APA). She is also a trainer, and has trained over 100 clinical and counselling psychologists in psychometrics and therapy. She has also trained over 3000 teachers and parents in dealing with their student's child's depression and anxiety. She is also the former Regional head, Head for training, research & development and Senior Psychologist at Academy for Counselling & Education. When it comes to marital or relationship conflicts, she is an expert at helping them find a way to resolve them or to reach a satisfactory solution.
Amid Corona, Lockdown & Work from home hectic schedule, I had approached Sonal mam for consultation and therapy.
She was very good listener and having her analysis and advice on each topic helped a lot understanding the core issues. The sessions were very helpful in finding the root cause of the issues rather than on-the-face-issue and working on resolving those.
I will highly recommend Sonal mam to everyone.
Dr Sonal Sonawani is the answer to my prayers for the kind of therapist I was looking for. Since the very first session I have felt very comfortable opening up and talking freely about all my issues and experiences which I have never discussed with anyone before. I have been going to her for about 8 months now for depression, anxiety, low self esteem and childhood issues. She has helped me come out of depression in a relatively short time and helped with all my problems. I also overcame my anxiety issues with her therapy. She is the friendliest therapist that anyone can have and listens to everything without judgment. I look forward to my sessions with her with great interest as with every session she helps me discover something new about me. Her sessions makes me feel happier and enlightened.
I feel so lucky to have found her at the lowest point of my life. She has helped me a lot with so many issues and I would suggest any person looking for a therapist to go to her.**** ** ***** *** ******
*** **** ***** ***** *** ***** ** she makes you feel very comfortable. Rather than directly giving solutions, she makes us open up and hear us completely. And then give us best possible and workable solution. We don't feel like we are talking to a doctor. She doesn't call for multiple sittings, just for sake of getting money. I just love the way she handles the problem, patient and doctor fee as well in a such a manner that it makes you come out of your problem at the earliest. Would strongly recommend to meet her for any of your problem, at the initial stage itself.
Sonal was a very friendly, calm & patient listener. She was very intuitive, *********** ******** empathetic and gentle throughout my therapeutic journey, both in my individual as well as our couple sessions. She enabled me to think clearly and to express my thoughts and feelings freely without any judgment or advice. Her sessions always left me feeling empowered and deeply satisfied from within. *** *** ************* ******* ** handling strong emotions like anger and deep sadness and was very comfortable and open minded with any topic under the sun. She was very professional in her approach and set the goals for therapy right in the beginning and saw through them. without unnecessarily prolonging therapy when not needed. I highly recommend Sonal as an experienced, trustworthy professional with high integrity.
I decided to visit Sonal, after I read all of her blogs/articles about depression. They are all very well written and I could completely relate to the feelings and behaviours described.
It took her only one(first) session, to make me feel comfortable and open up about my state of mind then. Her friendliness and non-judgemental attitude would make you feel all at peace while you interact with her.
I was introduced to many new and few known concepts of human psychology through real life scenario and examples. All of the sessions I did with here were very fulfilling in terms of understanding what I feel and why I feel so. I realised after visiting her regularly, my automatic thoughts are changing and the first thought comes in my mind every time something happens that may make me feel not good about myself, was changed! And result - it changed everything after that - my reactions to negative thoughts and I understood how I, myself fed the negative emotions generated out of these negative thoughts.
As she had promised in first session, I'm trained / learned to recognise the negative thought process and find out the root of it myself so I would not be dependent on her help. And I feel this gradual learning process is the best part of all the interactions I have had with her.
Now I'm better aware, about myself, about human psychology and most importantly I'm aware about how I feel and why I feel so, which helps me get over the negative reaction very easily. I actually feet good that I went through this phase of depression as she made me realise, this is an opportunity to understand myself better.
She is an avid reader too and this was another best part of my interaction with her, where we shared about the good reads. She listened to me patiently all the time even though I brought up any irrelevant topic.
I would definitely like to recommend Sonal. I believe all the things I learned from her are going to help me throughout my lifetime and make me a better person.
I was recommended to Sonal maam by my Psychiatrist because I was struggling with suicidal thoughts for a long time. My Appointment was immediately booked and I didn’t have to wait at all for my session. The atmosphere was very welcoming and I was gradually at ease with the whole process. She listened to me attentively with the utmost empathy and care. I was skeptic at first because I have had bad experience with psychotherapists before but she took the time to understand me with no judgement. She has the warmest heart and the kindest soul. She has given me a new outlook on life. I can say that I am better equipped to handle my problems all thanks to her. If you are serious about your mental health, you should definitely visit her.
When I was looking for a therapist during perhaps the most difficult phase of my life, I was introduced to Sonal as she was highly recommended by many people I know. It was only through her help and her therapies that I was able to turn a new leaf and change everything both in my internal and external situation. Sonal is a wonderful therapist who has lots of wisdom sensitivity and compassion.I was literally amazed with her dedication towards her work and her experience in her field of work.I must say that the person that I am today would not have been possible without your support and guidance .I do thankyou Sonal from the bottom of my heart, with lots and lots of blessings.I must say that once you have consulted Sonal to be your therapist. Be rest assured that you are at the right place with the right person who is going to help you out!!! Trust me on that.So be ready to see a new and a better version of yourself.
Sonal Sonwani and the entire Cedar team are an incredible skilled set of professionals. I found my counselling sessions incredible helpful, the counsellor was patient, understanding and incredibly empathetic to my concerns. But more importantly, she drew on her knowledge to explain the system of emotions and the cause of my reactions and feelings which allowed me to introspect very deeply. She was a thorough professional throughout and never once was late for our sessions. I highly recommend Cedar to anyone considering counselling.
Firs of all she is very affectionate, kind and soft spoken person. She listens to you very carefully and asks very relevant questions and very quickly understands the problem. She gives good examples and explains the issue in a very simple way. Effectively gives a solution. She gives some assignments at the end of sessions which are really helpful to self analyse your problem and enables us to think and understand ourself and what we are going through. Overall a very pleasant experience. Thank you doctor for your help and support means a lot to me.
I started visiting Sonal ma'am 3 month ago for depression, low self-esteem and low confidence. After my first session I started feeling positive. She taught me how to get over my negative thoughts towards life and my irrational believes. She listens very patiently even when I talking irrelevant topic and gives solutions. She is very friendly and I love talking to her . Thank you very much for everything 😊