Sonya Ford

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Ford earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University, her Master of Science in School Counseling from the Johns Hopkins University, and her Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She holds two Certificates of Advanced Graduate Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in Clinical Community Counseling and Teaching in Higher Education.

Dr. Ford is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), and Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH).

Dr. Ford has been a Contributing Faculty member at Walden University since 2011.

Courses Taught

COUN 6215 - Lifespan Development

COUN 6720 - Diagnosis and Assessment

COUN 6360 - Assessment in Counseling and Education

COUN 6111S - Introduction to School Counseling

COUN 6320S - Group Counseling & Guidance in Schools


EdD, Argosy University

Graduate Certificate, The Johns Hopkins University

Post-master's Certificate, The Johns Hopkins University

MS, The Johns Hopkins University

BS, Old Dominion University

Public Service

Lions Club of Antigua, Volunteer -

Awards / Honors

ASCA School Counselor of the Year Semi-Finalist, American School Counselor Association, 2015

Maryland Middle School Counselor of the Year, Maryland School Counselor Association, 2014

ASCA School Counselor of the Year Nominee, American School Counselor Association, 2011

Chi Sigma Iota - Counseling Honor Society, Argosy University, 2006

Maryland Elementary School Counselor of the Year, Maryland School Counselor Association, 2004


Ford, S. L. (2018). The Journey to Step 1: A Preparation Mindset. The AUA Campus Update

Ford, S. L. (2015). Violence in the Lives of Students. MSCA Counselor

Ford, S. (2015). Back-to-School: Mental Health in Schools. MSCA Counselor

Ford, S. L. (2014). Back-to-School Strategies for You and Your Students. MSCA Counselor

Ford, S. L. (2014). And Another Thing – Inspire Yourself.

Ford, S. L. (2012). Dr. Sonya Says: Love Yourself First Everyday – 30 Days of Instant Inspiration and Other Thoughts. .

Ford, S. (2011). Strength in Numbers. MSCA Counselor

Ford, S. (2010). Being A Counselor. MSCA Counselor


Ford, S. L. (2018). The Journey to STEP 1: A Preparation Mindset.

Ford, S. L. (2018). Managing Test Anxiety . Education Enhancement Department

Ford, S. L. (2015). School Counselors Rock! Showcasing Your Counseling Program in the 21st Century!.

Ford, S. L. (2015). There’s No Such Thing as a Guidance Counselor. the Maryland State Department of Education

Ford, S. L. (2015). The WOW Factor: How to Be a Star Candidate Using an Electronic Portfolio.

Ford, S., Clay, W. (2012). Working with African American Males. American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Ford, S. (2012). Investing in Education . The College Board

Ford, S. (2012). Mental Health Awareness Forum . The North Arundel County Alumnae Chapter (NACAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County Community Action Partnership Head Start Program