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Sophie Shemirani


Life can be hard, but it doesn’t have to feel impossible. My goal is to help you live your fullest and happiest life, regardless of the circumstances you’ve been dealt or the mental obstacles you are struggling with. My name is Sophie and I am pursuing my graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling in Upstate New York to become an LMHC. I have a strong background in both mental and physical health, with a BS in Psychology and Biological Sciences. I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Lifestyle Health Coach, and have received my Board Certification in Nutrition Sciences. 

In a session, we will work collaboratively to implement techniques and strategies you can use to improve the relationships you have with yourself and others, regulate emotions in a healthy way, improve aspects of your daily routine, and gain control back over your life. I take an individualized, multidimensional approach to health. What works for someone else may not work for you, and that’s perfectly normal! It’s my goal to cultivate a plan that is catered to your personal needs, goals, and desires. I will be both a shoulder for support and cheerleader along your journey towards a better life.

My therapeutic approach is a mix of different theories and strategies. I use a person-centered approach to therapy, which will allow you to speak freely about your worries or concerns in a safe and non-judgemental environment. I use motivational interviewing and CBT to help aid in behavioral changes based upon your personal goals.While I have my personal therapeutic techniques, I understand that everyone’s needs are different and thus I make it a priority to be flexible and adjust to whatever makes you feel most comfortable and allows you to gain the most out of our time together. 

After completing my final year of schooling, I plan on having a private practice that works specifically with young adults. My specific focus areas include depression and anxiety, relationships, eating disorders and body image, personality disorders, and major life transitions and changes.The transition from adolescence to adulthood is incredibly difficult to navigate and causes a majority of young adults to feel completely lost. I personally know how difficult this phase in our lives can be and I hope to help anyone struggling to find their path.