Sonya Parker, LCSW, RYT-200, is a member of the AEDP Vision Collective and Lead Chair of the Racialized Trauma and Spirituality in AEDP Vision Collective Exploratory Group. Sonya was a copresenter in the institute-sponsored seminar, “Transformational Synergies in AEDP, Spirituality and Psychedelics” in July, 2022.
As a licensed therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher, Sonya uses a holistic approach to therapy grounded in attachment, relational, emotion and somatic-mindfulness modalities. Sonya has provided both individual and couples therapy in her career. She is currently researching constructs to expand the AEDP model to integrate spirituality as part of the transformational AEDP process of healing and mitigation of racialized trauma and oppression experienced by people of African ancestry and BIPOC communities in the United States.