Valerie Stansberry opened this practice in 2012 after gaining years of clinical experience in the field of counseling. Sonder was previously named Valerie Stansberry, MS, LPC, CRC, LLC, but she soon decided to expand this small practice to accommodate for referrals recommended by her amazing and courageous clients, network of caring physicians, and other helping professionals.
Sonder became the name of the practice because of its profound meaning. It is the attempt to achieve and test the depth of the human condition, and the awareness to see the richness of each person’s life while understanding that everyone has a story with comprehensive meaning. It is about having empathy for every person that walks through the door and the consideration that each person lives a unique life full of complexities with their own relationships, ambitions, joys, worries, and sadness. We are just a small part of their personal experience.