Sonia R. Banks
Dr. Sonia R. Banks founded an innovation and education company, DrBanksatPlay, Inc., specializing in helping behavioral change through experience-based activities. Dr. Banks designs edutaining experiences that create sustainable behavioral practices and change in families and communities. Her company, @PLAY offers profile-based excursions that guide the reinvention of marriages and mothers to positive psychology outcomes. Since 2004, she has also developed and conducted a series of weekend retreats, called “Women at Play” and “Couples at Play,” for people interested in improving their inter-personal relationships.
Dr. Banks has been a licensed practicing psychologist in New York and Virginia for almost 15years. She has counseled hundreds of people in one-on-one and in couples’ and group therapy sessions. She currently has a coaching practice in New York, where she coaches clients to develop more satisfying lives. She founded Sources Consulting Group Inc., a relationship science consulting firm with the mission of addressing the needs of women and men seeking healthier relationships, in 1997. For 4 years, she organized and facilitated the discussion among several groups of women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.
Dr. Banks was a featured therapist in several articles published in Essence magazine and has written articles for the American Journal of Public Health (www.apha.org). She was featured as a diagnostic psychotherapist for several relationship conflicts featured in articles in Heart & Soul Magazine, and was the consulting psychologist on the Internet magazine for Showtime’s Soul Food and X Files. She has been quoted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch (the daily newspaper for Richmond, VA), and her work as Deputy Director of Community Programs for the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health was also featured in New York Newsday, The NY Post, and Queens Times. She appeared several times on Richmond’s local TV (Channel 12/NBC, 6/CBS, and 8/ABC) and COX radio. She is also currently writing manuals on training and books on relationships.