Sonya is a licensed clinical social worker and has been practicing for 30 years. She is a graduate from Oakwood University and Columbia University. She has worked in the capacities of school social worker, social worker for incarcerated youth, social worker for the elderly. and has owned and operated two teen mothers group homes.  She currently is the owner of The Marriage Menders LLC. providing individual, marriage and family counseling. Her husband Derrick joins her in marriage counseling giving a husband/male perspective. His story of surviving abuse as a child along with his law enforcement experience adds a unique blend to the counseling experience.  They have  been married for 24 years and have four children and two grandchildren. They have traveled nationally and internationally conducting workshops and seminars  for youth, singles, families and married couples.