Sofia Small, msW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
“I am a social worker and therapist because I want to dedicate my life to helping others, spread hope, fight for justice, and to pay it forward. After personal experiences with mental health treatment in my adolescence, I could not ignore the dire need for dedicated, compassionate, and non-judgmental mental health providers. Therapy can be a scary and uncomfortable process. My goal is to create a safe space for you and be your guide through your journey in becoming the person you want to be. In the words of Brene Brown, ‘If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.’ Allow me to be that someone.”
Sofia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Sofia received her Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Iowa in 2013 and received her Master of Social Work from the University of Missouri in 2018. Within the 10 years of experience in the mental health and social work fields, Sofia gained experience working with a variety of populations and within several different settings; children, teens, adults, elderly, Veterans, perinatal populations, couples, families, palliative care, hospital setting, residential setting, outpatient setting, community setting, and school setting.
While Sofia believes in the use of mindfulness techniques, her approach to therapy is eclectic. She strives to gain as much experience and training in various approaches and modalities of treatment as to cater to her client’s needs. Sofia’s prior experience in integrative care also allows her to examine, address, and improve all areas of her clients’ functioning. Sofia is passionate about not only being a voice for others but helping her clients find their voice and empowering them to use it.
Sofia’s Training and Certification include:
● Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
● Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
● Motivational Interviewing
● Solution Focused Therapy
● Mindfulness-Based Therapy
Sofia’s Areas of Specialization Include:
● Anxiety and Panic
● Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
● Stress Management
Sofia is able to see clients from adolescents to adults. She offers individual and group therapy
sessions in office as well as online to residents of Louisiana and Alabama.