Hi! I'm Soko, a queer psychologist with experience helping clients heal trauma, regulate emotions, and improve their trust in themselves.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2014
I provide telehealth therapy for adults (18+) who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, grief, chronic illness, or identity. I may be a good fit for you if you want to explore your lived experiences, learn more about your mental health symptoms, reinforce and adapt strengths to your advantage, and try out new coping skills, like self-compassionate alternative perspectives or mindfulness. I can work with you to collaboratively develop a treatment plan that empowers your needs.
From a humanistic lens, I believe that people are fundamentally good and doing the best they can to live happy and healthy lives. Reducing distress often includes building awareness about yourself, your identity, and who you want to be. It is important to restore your trust in yourself, your wisdom, and your ability to heal from within.
I use CBT to help clients understand the relationships between their thoughts, emotions, and actions. This work begins with an intake to gain clarity of symptoms, diagnosis, impairments, and treatment goals. CBT helps to create change by treating the unhelpful maintenance factors (e.g., low motivation) through alternative thoughts or behaviors. When change is unhelpful, I help clients find balance through acceptance skills (e.g., mindfulness) and processing stressors.
I treat PTSD through a three-phased approach: 1) building coping skills to reduce severity of current symptoms, 2) processing traumas through narrative methods, and 3) re-establishing thriving (e.g., setting and achieving goals, connecting interpersonally).
Utilizing CBT, I help clients explore unhelpful belief systems and treat the psychological maintenance factors of depression, such as low motivation, poor sleep, ongoing stressors, or past trauma.
I help clients reduce the intensity of their social anxiety and gain confidence through CBT, mindfulness skills and exposure activities. Sessions may focus upon identifying unhelpful belief systems, exploring originating traumas, learning mindfulness skills, and developing alternative thoughts to try-out during the week as homework.
I am a genderfluid and queer identified psychologist with lived experiences of being queer within multiple climates within the United States. I completed the WPATH Global Education Institute's Foundations Course training online in 2021. I have experience providing assessments and letters of support for gender-affirming medical care.
I have experience learning about the cognitive components of ADHD while I provided neuropsychological assessments for three years, with one year focused solely upon assessing ADHD. Please note: I do not currently provide neuropsychological assessment or diagnosis for ADHD. However, in individual therapy, I help clients differentiate their attention and working memory difficulties from their mental health symptoms. I also help clients build skills and fine tune routines.
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