Dr. Sonja Taneska-Proctor, PSY.D

Addiction and Substance Abuse CounselingFemaleAge 55

Dr. Taneska-Proctor

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15706 Pomerado Rd # S-210 Poway, CA 92064

Dr. Sonja Taneska-Proctor, PSY.D is a Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselor in Poway, CA. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Taneska-Proctor to book an appointment.

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Care Philosophy

"Ignite the Strength Within You  &  Reach your Goal

"Between Stimulus and Response there is a Space.

In that Space is Our Power to Choose our Response.

In Our Response Lie..."

- Dr. Sonja Taneska-Proctor, PSY.D

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(858) 472-7280

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Sonja is amazing! I have had the best experience with her through my alcohol and weed addiction. It’s been 7 months now that I have been working with Sonja on my sobriety and she has given me excellent care. I feel like I can really open up to her and she always explains things to me about addiction in an easy to understand way. I would recommend Sonja to anyone as a coach during their addiction issues. She has been a dream. I have been able to repair relationships with my family, loved ones, friends, and I even just received a promotion at work. I don’t think any of this would have been possible without Sonja in my corner. The best part about Sonja is that she feels like a friend when you talk to her. She’s not a stuffy sort of therapist that makes you feel awkward about things. I have been able to tell her things I have never told anyone.
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Greg J. – Sep 27, 2021
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I have been with Dr. Proctor for over three years now. While serving in the United States Marine Corps I have had unbelievable stressful events and toxic leadership. I have also had multiple different counselors and they cared nothing about my well-being made excuses for the people who have mentally and emotionally destroyed me. Dr. Porctor was not the same I have seen real results from her on a daily. After every session i feel my old self coming back. The old me that was confident, full of Initiative, willing to learn. Everyday is a fight know I have someone who cares to help me means everything. Once im out of the military the military want care about me at all.
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Aug 26, 2021
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I met Sonja through a family member who was seeing her for sports betting. He connected with her & was getting a lot out of their sessions. I was affected by the sports betting as well so started seeing her also. She asked some very good questions, I never felt rushed. She was always focused on what I was saying/feeling and I felt we made a lot of progress. I would highly recommend her.
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Jul 14, 2021
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Dr. Sonja is amazing and I always feel a million times better after my sessions. I went through a hard time with a husband who is a sports betting gambler. Sonja helped me set healthy financial boundaries in my situation. Sonja's office is nice, welcoming and stylish. Sonja has a great sense of humor and always makes me feel at ease.
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Erica G. – Jul 13, 2021
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I highly recommend Sonja. I been seeing Sonja for the last 2 years. She has been a huge support in my life since my separation, loss of my mother and my divorce. She been there every step of the way. She such a great therapist. I'm glad that I met her cause without her support not sure how I could of gone through it all. Thank you Sonja.
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Elvia Young – Jun 12, 2021
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Sonja took immediate care and priority of me and my situation. Her genuine support and knowledge worked very quickly with me and trickled into my life. I highly recommend Sonja for her broad range of experience and non-prejudice compassion. Also, her office is very cozy.
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Freddy – Jun 01, 2021
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I’ve had multiple meetings with Sonja over the past couple of years and she has been vital in helping me maintain a healthy state of mind especially during times of incredible stress such as during the process of my divorce as well as life in adjustment to the COVID pandemic. Sonja is so easy to talk to and I can confidently open up about any topic. She helps me discover incredible insights about myself and gives me perspectives that I would have never been able to see on my own.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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8 people found this helpful
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Oct 13, 2020
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Sonja has seen me many times before and has patience and expertise. Also award-winning sense of humor which I think should be a requirement for everyone who's councelling :)
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JW – Jun 26, 2020
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Dr. Sonja genuinely cares about her patients! I have been to other therapists who were either eyeing the clock the entire time or needed to be reminded of your situation over and over again. Not so with Dr. Sonja. She listens closely and is very empathetic, but she gives you the feedback she thinks you need to hear - even if it may not be what you want to hear. I would highly recommend her!
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Janelle Y – Mar 16, 2020
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My husband and I have been working with Sonja for some time and she is amazing, responsive, and thoughtful. She gives practical advice with her therapy and has years of experience and has really helped my husband and me through seriously difficult times. I could not recommend her more highly.
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cp – Feb 29, 2020
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Sonja is one of the best therapists out there! She is more than kind, compassionate and insightful. I am so grateful to have been referred to her. I look forward to Sonja being an integral part of helping me navigate life.
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Kristen – Feb 27, 2020
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I recently started seeing Sonja for some relationship issues, and she has been amazing. Not only is she compassionate, easy to talk to (believe it or not all therapists are!), funny, and insightful, but she also does a wonderful job taking in my concerns, addressing them, and actually providing advice and feedback. I’ve seen 2 or 3 therapists in my life, and they would never offer any advice or real, applicable guidance — mainly just psychobabble. I highly recommend Sonja to anyone seeking a therapist, especially if you have alcohol and/or substance abuse problems. Trust me, you will walk away from every session feeling better and better.
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Ryan – Feb 22, 2020
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I will forever be grateful, she was and always will be a godsend. She helped me through one of the darkest times in my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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6 people found this helpful
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Jeanette – Aug 08, 2019
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Sonya was instrumental in helping me recognize my social drinking was actually ‘alcohol dependency’ issues. Her style was very helpful in allowing me to come to my own conclusion that it was time to seek additional recovery help. I’m 2.5 years clean and feel that I am in better control of my destiny. Can’t say enough about this therapist... I was able to feel comfortable and connect with her about my stressors.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
5 people found this helpful
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Jul 23, 2019
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Very empathetic,cordial,exceeds expectations and met me where I was at in my process.
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Pearson in Sd, CA – Jun 17, 2019
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In my time of Dyer need , Dr Sonja would go out of her way and make herself available to me . I am so greatful to finally find someone I can share with ,and confide with to get the help i needed,easy to open up too, a true blessing. Thank you for always being available to me in my time of need. A true professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Christian G in Poway, CA – Jan 25, 2019
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Dr Sonja is a kind, generous and caring professional. Every session with her has helped me to feel renewed and my overall positive outlook restored. I am so grateful to have been treated by Dr Sonja and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a truly caring and gifted psychologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Robin in San Diego, CA – Dec 27, 2018
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Was an excellent,all around person that listened to what I had to say and went above and beyond to make me feel amazing as a person. She made me confident to be able to go about my everyday life. I thank her so much and recommend her for anyone who needs someone to talk to or to just listen to what you have to say.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chad in La Mesa – Oct 05, 2018
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Dr. Proctor is very accessible and understanding. She is very professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Proctor.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Sep 12, 2018
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I've been to several therapists over the years. Dr. Proctor is down-to-earth, honest (but sensitive), knowledgeable, and sincere. I trust her which is not something I can say about many of the therapists I've had. Her office in Poway is intimate but not cramped. She has helped me in ways that are hard to say. I would recommend Dr. Proctor to anyone who is genuinely interested in change and growth.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Michael Christopher in Ramona, CA – Sep 06, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Ignite the Strength Within You  &  Reach your Goal

"Between Stimulus and Response there is a Space.

In that Space...
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Biography

25 years of Clinical Experience in the field of chemical dependency, compulsive gambling and mental health

Licenses:  state of California ...
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Specialties

  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Individual Counseling
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Women's Counseling

Education

1998
Ohio University Athens

Languages

  • English
  • Macedonian
  • Serbian Cyrillic

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Dr. Taneska-Proctor's office is located at 15706 Pomerado Rd # S-210, Poway, CA 92064. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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