Meet Sonya Martinez - Ortiz, MSW, LCSW

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Sonya holds a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Utah and a Certificate in Non-profit Management from Georgetown’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership. In addition to her clinical work at RRC, she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, College of Social Work. She has spent her social work career in a variety of roles focusing on social justice, community development, and helping individuals and communities heal from trauma. 

Sonya practices from a client-centered and feminist-multicultural approach. She acknowledges the client as expert and honors their role as author of their own healing narrative. In therapy, she works with clients to examine the dynamics between power and privilege and seeks to understand internal and external forces that impact functioning. The aim of this practice is to partner with the client in strengthening a foundation that supports growth and healing.

 

Sonya believes in the power of the mind-heart-body connection and communities’ ability to heal collectively. She is passionate about social justice. In her free time she enjoys quality time with family, listening to music, reading, writing, and volunteering.

Meet Melanie Davis MS, LCMHC, NCC

            www.empathhealingandwellness.com

 

Melanie D. Davis is the founder and Clinical Director of Empath Healing and Wellness, L.L.C. As a practitioner of Holistic Psychotherapy, Melanie’s treatment approach places an emphasis on the mind-body relationship and is both experiential and pragmatic. Melanie specializes in the treatment of mood disorders as well as culture-based identity experiences. She works with adolescents, adults and couples, to help them develop deeper connections with themselves and stronger more fulfilling relationships with others, resulting in increased vitality, liveliness and joy. I am honored to partner with you on the journey towards emotional, physical and cognitive restoration and growth.

 

Following the completion of her undergraduate degree in Sociology from University of Utah, Melanie worked within varying clinical settings before going on to complete her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. She has also completed advanced training in Nutritional Psychology through John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA.  In addition to her clinical work, Melanie is also an accomplished artist, loves to spend time with her family and finds joy in serving her community in various capacities.

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