College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
Degree ProgramM.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Ford earned her Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University, her Master of Science from 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 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), and National Certified School Counselor (NCSC).
Dr. Ford has been a Contributing Faculty member at Walden University since 2011.
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
Lions Club of Antigua, Volunteer - , Antigua and Barbuda
Good Shepherd Home for Girls, Volunteer - St Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
Kiwanis Club of St Johns Antigua, Volunteer - St Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
Awards / Honors
ASCA School Counselor of the Year Semi-Finalist, American School Counselor Association, 2015
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