Sonya Martinez-Ortiz, CSW
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.