Doctoral Candidate Clinical Psychology
Sofia is a holistic counselor having completed two psychology masters’ degrees. Her background as a yoga teacher, meditation instructor, and artist inform her approaches to working with mind. Her years of clinical experience have taken her from work with at-risk youth to those with terminal illness. Sofia works with the real world issues of our human lives; grief, loss, fear, anxiety, depression, sadness, and doubt. She completed her dissertation on the topic of death and dying [What Zen Hospice Workers can teach Psychologists]. She works to help people locate the connection between the internal experiences of the mind and the lived experience of the body. This body-based approach to counseling is a great way to work with the fatigue and hopelessness of chronic pain, illness, work-related stress, relational strains, and ongoing anxiety. Her goal is to build therapeutic relationships that allow the client to feel safe, express their unique struggle, and explore alternative perspectives to that struggle that might make life a little more manageable.
If you’re new to counseling, this is a great place to start. If you’re looking for a clinician who is body-based, and committed to mindfulness-based approaches, Sofia is it.
Sofia is in the process of completing her doctorate (PsyD). She is a member [6618-G] of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). She is not registered with the CRPO or CPA. Her sessions are not covered by extended health care benefits until May of 2020. Receipts will be issued for personal health expense.
Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday by appointment only