Sonya Mathies Dinizulu, PhD

Dr. Sonya Mathies Dinizulu is a licensed clinical psychologist within the section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Dinizulu provides evidence-based individual and family interventions for youth from diverse racial/ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds presenting with depression, anxiety, and disruptive behaviors.

Dr. Dinizulu specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents exposed to traumatic experiences, ranging from natural disasters to violence in the home or community.

Dr. Dinizulu’s research is an extension of her clinical interests, which emphasizes developing and implementing community-based service delivery models to promote mental health and positive youth development for urban children and adolescents exposed to violence.