Couple, Family and Individual Therapist
Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner
Sophia was led to Marriage and Family Therapy through her own journey in healing and is passionate about being a source of strength, hope and empowerment to individuals, couples and families as they uncover their innate capacity to be the best they can be for themselves and their loved ones.
She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, which is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders, founded by Dr. Peter Levine. Somatic Experiencing® explores where an individual may be “stuck” in a fight, flight, or freeze response and works with an individual’s natural resilience to move through these “stuck” self-protective responses.
Sophia has experience working with adolescents as an educator and also working with children in at risk settings using movement and mindfulness as a modality for change.
Sophia is dedicated to working with all varieties of couples, in any stage of their relationship. She utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques, which research states, is the most effective approach to success within couple’s therapy, increasing closeness, security, trust, and fulfillment. Sophia is also a facilitator for Hold Me Tight relationship workshops.
“I believe relationships are the most important things in our lives. I provide a safe and caring space to explore and develop your best self, to allow full connection in your relationships”. –Sophia Sims
Sophia offers both individual and couples therapy.
Scheduling and Fees
Send me a message to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions about services or fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
I do not accept insurance at this time.
Yes. If you choose to use your insurance to pay for therapy services, your therapist will need to make a psychiatric diagnosis. The insurance company will need to know specifics about your treatment plan and goals for therapy. Insurance companies set limits on your treatment, such as session length and modalities used. Your therapist has to proove “medical necessity” to the insurance company who may or may not decide to cover the service. Soon enough, insurance companies are dictating your care versus the collaboration between you and your therapist. Confidentiality is lost. Unfortunately, your therapist will then work for the insurance company. Many of the clients I work with do not have a qualifying “mental disorder”, thus insurance will not pay for services.