Sarah Bonilla, LMFT

MEET THE THERAPIST

I’m Sarah Bonilla, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Redlands, California, here to help you through life’s most complex challenges.

I truly care about my client's well-being and work hard to provide thoughtful and effective treatment. 

My expertise

My specialties include adoption triad, perinatal issues, infertility, OCD, parenting challenges, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and life transitions. I also specialize in working with therapists, healthcare workers, and educators.

I take a mostly eclectic approach to treatment, combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I am trained to provide Exposure Response and Prevention (ERP) to treat OCD.

I strongly believe in attachment science and incorporate that as well in treatment. We all deserve healthy and safe attachments to both people and the systems we interact with.

my experience

I have a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Brigham Young University (2005) and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University (2007). 

I have worked extensively with individuals, couples and families since 2006. I have supervised associate therapists in the past. I currently do not see minors or couples. 

For eight years I worked as an adoptions worker where I did domestic infant adoptions. I wrote home studies, provided adoption education, supported first parents and took relinquishments. 

a little more about me

I am a wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I enjoy all these roles and I especially love being a mom to my three children. I am a mother through both adoption and biology and passionate about foster care and adoption. 

I have two dogs, Beck, named after Aaron Beck (the founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Stevie Nicks, they both like to nap in my office while I do telehealth. I enjoy reading, watching reality tv (especially Bravo) as well as exploring southern California with friends and family. 

I love my work as a therapist and do a lot of continuing education to learn about specific topics and modalities. Right now I am learning about Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Emotion Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT).  

Schedule a consultation

Client well-being is my number one priority, and I try my best to go above and beyond. In order to best serve you, I provide a free 20-minute consultation over Zoom to assess goodness of fit and go over logistics.

Please reach out to me at sarah@sarahbonillalmft.com to schedule a consultation.