About Dr. Sophia

I am a California licensed Doctor of Psychology with additional certifications in Executive and Life Coaching, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and 500-hour Advanced Yoga Instruction. Over the past 14 years, I have successfully worked with a diverse group of people including executives, engineers, scientists, medical professionals, teachers, small business owners, high school, college and graduate students, from organizations such as Google, Apple, LinkedIn, Cisco, Lockheed Martin, and Santa Clara and Stanford Universities. 

Before I became a psychologist and coach, I worked at Accenture as a web developer and process consultant. I have been married for 17 years, and have twin boys and a daughter. I also have a combined 23 years studying dance and yoga, which gives me immense resources and expertise to offer my clients in mind-body integration and healing. 

My own life has been about facing many serious challenges successfully and experiencing Transformation! I understand intimately why you are searching for answers, especially given the culturally diverse and high-stress environment of Silicon Valley. You need practical solutions for your unique challenges.

I bring my compassion, high energy, education and professional expertise to serve you directly as your therapist and coach. It’s my passion to help each person discover their hidden potential by overcoming their past so they can create a more satisfying present and hopeful future. I am excited to partner with you as you develop new ways of experiencing life, achieving personal growth, and meeting milestones.

I look forward to speaking with you!

Dr. Sophia

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Education

Doctor of Clinical Psychology
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University 

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University

Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
Psychology & Communications
Wheaton College

Executive and Life Coach Certification
College of Executive Coaching

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Certification
Coaching and Psychotherapy Certification
Zur Institute

500-hour Certified Yoga Teacher
Joy of Yoga, Breathe Together Yoga, Jennifer Prugh

200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher
Yoga Medicine by Tiffany Cruikshank

Select Professional Training

  • Positive Psychology: The New Science of Happiness
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Peak Performance Psychology
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Holistic Nutritional Approaches to Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness & Meditation in Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness in Motion: Yoga, Qigong, Acupressure
  • Brain Based Therapies for Calming an Overactive Brain
  • Spirituality and Mental Health 
  • Transgender Issues in Clinical Treatment

Professional Associations

  • California Psychological Association
  • Santa Clara County Psychological Association
  • Yoga Alliance