Sonja has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education. She taught third grade immediately after graduation in 1974 in Chattanooga, TN. After many years of teaching, her interests led her in the field of Chinese Medicine. She gained Certification in TuiNa Asian Bodywork in 2004 and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from ASAOM (Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), Tucson, AZ, and has since been in practice. Sonja has a passion for using natural healing modalities, as first-line prevention, and takes a supportive integrated approach when the use of drugs or surgery becomes necessary. Sonja is Certified with NADA as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, to support patients during treatment for addictions, support during and after chemotherapy, support during counseling therapy and support with PTSD. In addition, Sonja apprenticed with Dr. Joyce Fields-Basehart, a renowned chiropractor, Claremont, CA., and has over 35 years’ experience using an Activator, however, in keeping within her scope of practice, Sonja has pioneered its use, on Acupuncture and Ahshi points instead. Sonja currently holds membership in good standing with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) since 2005.
WhiteHaven Acupuncture Clinic, located on the Eastside of Tucson, was founded 18 years ago as a means to provide a very comfortable and relaxing environment that also feels professional and upscale.
Background: She and her husband of 47 years founded the Vineyard Private School in the late 1980’s. Children relate very well to Sonja in the clinic and feel safe with her gentle manner. Sonja is MT Certified and worked as a Medical Transcriptionist from 1994-2007, and as such, she has a good understanding of Western Medicine. Her Letters of Reference from several physicians in Tucson with whom she worked, speak highly of her impeccable work….”Sonja has been the best transcriptionist we ever had” Dr. Barry Kusman, Dr. Katz, Dr. Cohen, Dr. Lenny Fieber, Dr. Carolan, among others. The Tucson physicians who have come to Sonja for Acupuncture, trust her treatments and have referred her services with confidence to their own patients.