Sophie received her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Houston. She completed her clinical training at Baylor College of Medicine in the Teen Health Clinics in Houston, Texas. As Senior Medical Social Worker, Sophie worked in school, clinic and hospital settings, providing teens and their families supportive services and counseling for issues relating to depression, grief, sexual abuse, pregnancy and trauma, as well as educational services and referrals to appropriate community resources.
While obtaining her MSW, she interned at the University of Texas Health and Science Center for Hemophilia and Thrombophilia, where she provided services for families dealing with the issues faced by patients diagnosed with complex and chronic medical conditions. Sophie completed her 2nd internship at Bo’s Place (a non-profit grief support center), where she continues to facilitate groups today. There, she developed skills working with children and families experiencing grief and bereavement after the death of a loved one.
Sophie received her B.A. from the University of Colorado in 2006. As an undergraduate student, Sophie volunteered at Boulder's Juvenile Detention Center and was also awarded two consecutive internships with Island Dolphin Care in Key Largo, Florida where she worked with special needs children and families using dolphin-assisted therapy.
Her expertise covers a wide variety of issues facing children, teens, and young mothers, ranging from depression, parent-child relationships, trauma, and a variety of child behavioral issues. She is an active member of Houston’s newly formed Child Trauma Consortium and a field instructor for MSW graduate students at the University of Houston.
B.A. Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
M.S.W. Clinical Social Work, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
University of Houston, Mediation Certificate
Centering Healthcare Institute, CenteringPregnancy Level 1 Co-Facilitator
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Training
University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) Field Instructor
Professional Activities and Membership
Houston Child Trauma Consortium Member
National Association for Social Workers (NASW) Member
Community Activities and Volunteerism
Bo's Place, Volunteer Children's Group Facilitator
The Children's Assessment Center, Playroom Volunteer