Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sonji Gregory

Meet Dr. Sonji Gregory

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision (Regent University)
  • M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Seminary)
  • B.A., Psychology and Christian Ministry (Malone University)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor (LPCC-S) in Ohio
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Sonji Gregory, LPCC-S has been a licensed counselor in the state of Ohio since 1999. She is independently licensed and has the Ohio supervision designation. Gregory has over two decades of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents, and families, primarily assisting children as they transition through foster care and adoption. 

Gregory joined CAGS at CCU in 2021 after teaching for six years at CCCU institution where she was instrumental in starting a fully online CACREP program. Gregory has developed and taught numerous counseling courses online. 

Gregory also volunteers to provide pre-marital and marital pastoral counseling with her husband Rev. Douglas Gregory. Together, the two have three adult children: Micah, Jordan, and Katelyn. 

Publications and Presentations
  • Gregory, S., & Park, J. (2021). Mass school shootings: Review of mental health recommendations. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Gregory, S.D., Newmeyer, M., Baum, L.J., & Lichi, D.A. (2020). Marital Distress in Missionaries as Measured by the MMPI-2-RF International Scales. The Journal of Psychology and Theology, 49(4), 374-386.
  • Gregory, S. (2017) Chapter 2: Adapting counseling theory to adolescents. In L. Underwood & F. Dailey, Counseling adolescents competently (pp. 27-50) SAGE Publications.
  • Gregory, S. (in press) Bill of Rights for racially mixed people. In S.B. Dermer & J.R. Abdullah (Eds.), Encyclopedia of multicultural counseling, social justice, and advocacy. Sage Publications. 
  • Gregory, S. & Gregory, D. (2015). Stereotyped. In C.S. Bhat, Y. Pillay, & P.R. Selvaraj (Eds.), Group work experts share their favorite activities for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. (pp. 375-377). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.
  • Newmeyer, M.D., Keyes, B., Gregory, S., Palmer, K., Buford, D., Mondt, P., & Okai, B. (2014). The Mother Teresa effect: modulation of spirituality in using The CISM Model with mental health service providers. International journal of emergency mental health, 16(1), 13-19. 
  • Gregory, S. (2021, April). Multicultural Communication. [Conference presentation]. Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) Spring Conference. 
  • Gregory, S. (2020, August). Online supervision of clinical skill development [Conference presentation]. Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (OACES)
  • Gregory, S.(2018). The impact of interpersonal differences on the marital relationship of evangelical missionaries intermediate level [Conference presentation]. Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) East Regional Conference. 
  •  Cline, J. & Gregory, S. (2018). Wellness ambassadors: Cultivating holistic living in communities counselors serve [Conference presentation]. American Counseling Association (ACA) National Conference and Expo, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Gregory, S. (2018). The impact of interpersonal differences on missionary couples [Conference presentation]. Mental Health and Missions (MHM) Conference, Angola, IN. 
  • Gregory, S., & Mondt, P. (2013, October). Spirituality as a protective factor against compassion fatigue: The Mother Teresa effect [Conference presentation]. Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) All Ohio Counseling Conference. Columbus, Ohio.
Professional Associations and Affiliations
  • Former President of The Ohio College Counseling Association (OCCA)
  • Former Advisor of Chi Sigma Iota Mu Alpha Omega Chapter
  • Co-recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota (2018) Outstanding Chapter Individual Program Award for the Mind, Soul, and Body Mental Health Fair