Sophia Polin, MS (Fellow Therapist)

Sophia Polin, M.S., (she/her/hers) is a mental health counselor under supervision in Pennsylvania. She is completing a one-year fellowship at the Center for Growth (9/13/21- 9/12/22). Sophia works with individuals who suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and related disorders, with a specific emphasis on sexual and relational trauma. She also enjoys working with individuals who struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder through the use of Exposure and Response Prevention.

In session, Sophia emphasizes attuning to the mind-body connection, habituating to feelings of vulnerability, and integrating disparate “parts” of the psyche in order to guide clients towards conscious, intentional lives and relationships. Sophia’s integrative approach derives from CBT, ACT, Integrated Family Systems, and psychodynamic therapy.

Sophia holds a B.A. in written arts from Bard College, a B.A. in psychology from the City University of New York, and a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to her work at Center for Growth, she is a trauma therapist at the Joseph J. Peters Institute. She is trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

NPI: 1043989635


  • Pennsylvania: Working Towards Licensure

Sophia Polin, MS (Fellow Therapist)’s Latest TIPs:

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