Sophie earned her Masters Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy from Hope International University.
While there, she became an integrated part of her graduate program, serving as President of the Honor Society and Assistant to the Director. Her enthusiasm and involvement as a student carry into all that she does, and she has excelled as a clinician, earning certifications in advanced areas of training over the last five years. Sophie is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, having met extensive training and experience requirements in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy for trauma. She is also trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), a robust, evidence-based method for helping families increase a child’s desired behavior.
She has worked as a therapist with Hope Counseling Center and Seneca Family Agencies, helping families to increase joy, trust and love in their relationships.
She is also skilled with adolescents and in improving social skills, self-esteem, and building healthy peer relationships through an evidence-based curriculum called PEERS.
Her extensive training and expertise are matched by her communication and personable nature. Sophie is treasured by clients and is often complimented on her positive outlook.
She is insightful and relatable in her therapy with teens and young adults, and she particularly enjoys helping them with issues related to life transitions such as relationship or career uncertainty, family issues, identity formation, gender/sexual identity concerns, dating, heartbreak, and anxiety.
Sophia is a dedicated and caring advocate for individuals and families—whether helping guide parents through parenting hurdles, providing a safe space for processing past experiences, sharing stories with a teen, or providing insight and support to young adults.
Sophia is licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (LMFT #116334).