Why we do
what we do.
There are some things we can learn from years of formal education, and other things we learn from years of trial and error. Here at 92 Reasons we are experienced in both.
Counseling isn't supposed to be forever.
You hold all the questions and all the answers, to the puzzles of your life. Our sessions are geared towards working with you to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Its a collaborative effort.
Sophia Cannon, MCRC, CRC, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas)
& Executive Mindset Coach
Traumatic experiences were meant to break us, yet despite the odds, we survived. Sophia Cannon is all too familiar with traumas of various degrees that were meant to break her. Not only did she survive, like many others, but she spent over 20 years, learning and equipping herself to help restore, repurpose, and renew the lives of others, as a professional counselor, an executive mindset coach, a clinical rehabilitation counselor, a certified clinical trauma professional, and a substance abuse instructor. Sophia became a published author at the age of 15, less than two years after migrating from the Caribbean Island of Trinidad to the United States. She is also a 2x best-selling co-author and her memoir of her experience escaping from the 92nd floor of 2 World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, is almost complete.
Sophia Cannon is the founder and clinical director of 92 Reasons, a counseling practice and institution for offender education. Sophia took a nontraditional educational route. She completed her bachelor’s in architecture, then joined a pre-med program focusing on specific courses to understand how the brain works before learning how the mind works. She became one of 10 students accepted into the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling master’s program at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center where she was taught how to rehabilitate all aspects of individuals with varying degrees of physical and mental disabilities. Upon graduating she gained experience working at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, where she taught classes for their medical school and conducted neuropsychological assessments in their Alzheimer’s research clinic. Sophia received training and experience in forensic assessments during her time working with the city of Dallas’ Community Service and Corrections Department.
Sophia’s passion for counseling and coaching revolves around desire to help others meet their unapologetic self and grow to love and enjoy the life they are gifted.
Dawnea Smith is a licensed Professional Counselor- Associate who specializes in Marriage and Family Counseling. She has experience in individual, group, and addiction support counseling. Dawnea’s background as a Special Education Teacher has increased her knowledge of working with individuals with specific disabilities and disorders. She is excellent at creating individualized plans to meet the needs of her students and clients. She is currently on the District Counseling Advisory Committee for Pilot Point Independent School District and continues to collaborate with the school counselor to meet the needs of at-risk students.
Dawnea’s passion for helping clients overcome life’s challenges was cultivated by the willpower she gained from overcoming her own challenges in life. Her desire is to become a support system to help others overcome challenges as well. She is a graduate of Grand Canyon University, earning a M.S. in Professional Counseling.