Sophia DeVitoSocial Worker, LMSW
At this time my work is a particularly good fit for: parents and caregivers, young adults, LGBTQ folks, people practicing nonmonogamy, and anyone yearning for personal and collective liberation. **virtual only**
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My office is a space for deep reflection, necessary tantrums, catharsis, nurturing, poetry, and imagination. I work with earnest human beings around human problems: anxiety, shame, heartache, rage, gender, the want to escape the terrible traps of trauma and toxic culture and old survival patterns, the search for authenticity and meaning, the desire for love and pleasure and sex.
I have experience working with folks in recovery, people living with HIV, on the spectrum, folks struggling with ADHD, Anxiety disorders, Bipolar disorders, Depressive disorders, and Schizophrenia to name a few. I have worked in acute psychiatric wards, detoxes, outpatient clinics, a harm reduction center and a needle exchange, Queer focused agencies, and private practice. I have been a group facilitator, couple’s therapist, but have mostly done individual therapy.
My clients and I work together to navigate through mental health challenges and transitions in life. I specialize in working with people with gender dysphoria and those in the process of transition. Furthermore, I help my clients navigate issues related to racial identity and minority experiences. I work with various relationship types and forms, non-monogamy included.
It takes a lot of courage to seek help, and I am glad that you are here. I can only imagine the mix of possible emotions that you are feeling; fearful, curious, conflicted, skeptical, hopeful... and the list goes on. I would like to invite you to explore these thoughts and feelings with me and together we will explore the available treatment options and formulate a treatment plan that is geared towards you being able to live a fulfilling life while feeling your best.
If you're ready to make a change, but can't stand the idea of someone asking you "how did that make you feel" then you're in the right place. You want help making sense of what's going on? If you're ready to show up, then I won't promise you happiness, but I will promise to be your teammate and to use years of training to help you be the author of your own story.
Anyone can find it isolating when you don't feel seen or heard by others. It can also be a struggle to live in an oppressive world. These stresses mount if we don't have the community support we need to take care of ourselves. You know these problems because you've probably dealt with them your whole life in some shape or form. Reaching out for help can be the hardest but most important first step to break that isolation. Let's take that first step today.
I've worked with people from many walks of life. I have worked with and welcome artists, creative thinkers, those on the autism spectrum, LGBTQIA+ folks, as well as those who practice consensual non-monogamy. I enjoy working with those who struggle to live as their authentic selves, helping to find the path to living your truth. Without authenticity, we can struggle fitting into boxes and shapes that just don't fit. Can I help you be more you?
My clients tend to be older teenagers (15-17), college students/young adults (18-24), and adults (25-40). Many of my clients are talking about LGBTQ+ identities and topics, transition, life changes, anxiety, ADHD, autism, trauma, family, relationships, and sex/sexuality. I currently operate as a teletherapy only practice. My clients find that teletherapy appointments fit their schedules and allow them to attend therapy in the comfort of their own space.
Finding healing and purpose is a difficult and daunting task. Where do we even start? How do we ask for help? Maybe you feel that you shouldn’t need help or that you don’t deserve it. Maybe you’re used to saying, “I’m fine,” but you feel lost + stuck. It's frustrating when you know there are healthy parts inside of you longing to be expressed, but you just can’t seem to figure out how to reconnect with them. We're here to be with you and to help you be with you.
I would be a great fit for clients looking to address anxiety, trauma and body image concerns. Clients who may find themselves repeating painful patterns in their life and would like assistance working through this to live the life they want to live. I also enjoy working with young professionals dealing with imposter syndrome, folks looking to navigate the dating world and/or improve their personal relationships. Lastly, clients looking to improve their self esteem to feel their best.
While the majority of my clients are adolescents and young adults, I also sometimes work with young children and older adults. I specialize in working with people who are experiencing challenges related to identity, relationships, trauma, and transitions. Many of my clients identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, and I offer affirming treatment to trans and gender diverse individuals. I work with individuals, groups, families, and partners.
Feeling lost in life amidst the challenges of uncertain times in the world? Do you feel anxious, depressed, or disconnected with others? Would you like someone to talk to in a safe space where you can be yourself? If so, I’m here to help. I will provide a safe, empathetic environment to help you find direction, balance, and connection in life again. My goal is to provide the therapeutic tools to lead you on the path to your best life.
I work with adult clients ages 18-65, and I am accepting new patients. Please call my office at 413-341-5081 to speak with my assistant, or visit my website to learn more about my practice. If you click on the email button below, it will bring you to my profile that has a link to my website. I do not have the "email" option activated on purpose because my assistant manages all new patient questions, and she prefers not to use email. I look forward to meeting you.
While my clients do not fit any particular mold, I often work with millennials and younger adults, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people in non-traditional or creative careers. We might focus on your self-image, your relationships with others, or behavioral patterns you're hoping to change. Sometimes clients aren't sure where to begin, and that's okay, too. Together, we can "play detective" to help you better understand yourself and move toward greater self-actualization.
I support adults struggling with change by offering a safe space for you to process anxiety, grief and trauma. I have extensive experience with clients moving through loss. I offer talk therapy and I'm a Certified EMDR therapist . I use Flash Technique and incorporate easy and gentle mindfulness techniques that support as you integrate upsetting and traumatic events. The result can be an increase in emotional space, that allows you to move through life and its challenges with more ease and joy.
You’re not in a crisis. (Although sometimes it feels like you are.) There’s a nagging sense of feeling unsettled. A worry that if you don’t get it right, disaster will strike. Am I asking too much? Taking up too much space? These are questions that feel as familiar as breathing. (And yet logically none of it adds up.)
It's a stressful, confusing, scary world out there. Do you respond to it by trying to be "perfect" or stay five steps ahead of life? Do you get caught in worry spirals trying to game out everything that could go wrong, or stuck in self-critical thoughts whenever anything goes wrong? Or perhaps you get paralyzed with anxiety, unable to take any action. That persistent feeling of "not good enough" can lead to depression, anxiety, or generally feeling like the life has been sucked out of you.
Our clinical team provides counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, elders, couples and families. We believe in meeting clients where they are at and affirming all identities. We work collaboratively with our clients to alleviate physical, social and emotional barriers. We will work together to empower you to understand patterns of behavior, let go of what no longer serves you, practice self-awareness and cultivate the happiness that is already within you.
Under the pressures of today’s world, achieving life satisfaction and a sense of wellbeing can feel more difficult than ever. My goal is to help clients flourish in the face of life’s challenges. I am skilled in helping clients work through stress, anxiety, life adjustment issues, relationship challenges, and self-esteem concerns. I am especially interested in helping with issues related to sexual orientation, identity exploration, sex and sexual functioning, and coping with stigma (e.g., racism