Behavioral health seemed like a natural choice for Sofia, as she realized that she wanted to assist people in the process of working towards positive, meaningful change in their lives. She finds helping others improve their quality of life extremely exciting.
She obtained two bachelor’s degrees from Rhode Island College – a BA in Psychology and a BS in Chemical Dependency and Addiction Studies. She also has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Rhode Island College.
Sofia has experience working with adults, adolescents and families in modalities such as outpatient, community and home-based treatment. Clinical concerns that she has experience with include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues/phase of life problems, interpersonal concerns and substance use.
She strongly believes that a therapeutic relationship and a collaborative approach are key elements to successful treatment and helping clients reach their treatment goals. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment approach that she utilizes often for a wide range of concerns. However, there are many other treatment approaches that are effective as well, and it is important to match the approach to the clinical concerns and the individual needs of the client.