Sophia

My name is Sophia (she/her). I am glad you are here and would be honored to join you through your counseling journey. I believe every person has the capacity for change and healing, and holds within them the intuitive knowledge to create a meaningful and fulfilled life. My role is to offer support through a relationship free from judgement while we explore and co-create a path towards wellness.

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Portland in 2016. Throughout my life I have been enamored by how people have created meaning in this world and how the systems in which we live shape and influence what that meaning looks like. My curiosity has taken me in many directions, from exploring the human-nature relationship, to exposing myself to diverse worldviews and cultures outside of my own, to diving into therapeutic work with children and families. What I have come away with, is a grounded belief that all people at any stage in life, have a truly beautiful capacity for resilience, growth, and connection.

My therapeutic approach is truly based on your unique experience and needs. I utilize a person-centered approach, incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Ecopsychology modalities. I support clients to clarify what a meaningful life means to them, and how to actively cultivate that meaning in their lives. What this looks like in therapy with me is using mindfulness and somatic practices that help you connect to your intuitive knowledge, creative interventions that can be helpful with words aren’t enough, and exploring and shaping the story of who you are. This takes place while always leaving space for understanding the integral role of culture, context, and systems that weave throughout our lives. Through this work, I hope to support you in creating connections, self-awareness, agency, and well-being in ways that fit who you are.

Credentials

Education

  • Master of Arts, Professional Mental Health Counseling (2021)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies (2013)

Advanced Training

  • Certificate in Ecopsychology (2021)