As a therapist, my hope is to create a space in which you feel safe to show up authentically as your full self. I approach therapy with compassionate curiosity and a perspective that considers how our intersecting identities impact our understanding of ourselves and the world. In our work together, we’ll find creative ways to shake up old patterns that are no longer serving you, gain fresh insights, and begin to imagine new possibilities. My mission is for you to leave therapy feeling confident in identifying and communicating your wants and needs, congruent with your emotions, and thriving in your relationships.
Sophia specializes in…
- Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
- Clinical Supervisors: Alana R. Ogilvie, MS, LMFT, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Karlaina Brooke, PsyD
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – University of Portland
- Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy with specialization in Sex Therapy – Lewis and Clark College
- Advanced Training
- Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples
Growing up I always had a keen interest in analyzing the relationships of the people around me. My early life included many unique family configurations and contexts, which helped me to have a broad idea of what family means outside of a traditional sense. Witnessing the nuances of family dynamics and power made me very aware of the influence and tension in our relationships with one another. Wanting to better understand these dynamics of my own family and others, I went on to study psychology at the University of Portland and later Marriage and Family Therapy at Lewis & Clark College.
My interest in sexuality was piqued in middle school. Being raised in Nevada, the Sex Ed courses were limited and left me with more questions than answers. Frustrated, I began to research on my own and excitedly shared all of my new findings with my peers. The taboo nature of these discoveries fueled my interest in learning more about sex and sexuality, and ultimately led me to specialize in Sex Therapy while in school. There, I was able to further expand my knowledge about sexuality within a context of an intersectional social justice perspective, and find a way to channel this excitement into sharing these discoveries with others through providing therapy.
A common thread through these experiences is my enthusiasm for empowering others through new discoveries, and embracing connection. These values will carry into our work together as we collaborate to cultivate pleasure and increase joy in your life. Let’s get started!
When I’m not working, I hit the hiking trails with my hound dog, Cooper; try all the new food I can get my hands on; or snuggle with my two cats, Adelaide and Bubba.