Sofia Philips, MSW, LMSW
Hi, I’m Sofia, and I love helping kids, families and couples reconnect with each other and find the joy in spending time together!
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and have worked with families in the valley for over 18 years. During this time, I've had the opportunity to watch many different family dynamics. When someone asks what makes the difference between "surviving" families and "thriving" families, I say it's the quality of those fundamental relationships. My goal is to help you and your family develop the understanding and habits that allow you to strengthen and foster healthy relationships.
I have advanced training in the field of infant, early childhood and children’s mental health, and specialize in working with children ages birth to 12 years. I collaborate closely with caregivers and encourage participation in treatment in order to strengthen parent-child communication, and to improve bonding.
I am a Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) Trainer and facilitate parenting groups to support caregivers in understanding how to read their child’s cues, recognize behavioral symptoms, meet emotional needs, and expand on relationship capacities to help children feel more secure.
I am integrative in my treatment approach and have decades of experience and training in Play therapy, Art Therapy, Expressive Arts, Mindfulness, Relationship- based, Parent-Child Psychotherapy, IMAGO couples therapy, Internal Family Systems therapy, and other Reflective, Complementary & Alternative Modalities.
I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work at Arizona State University and am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). I also hold a Child Welfare Specialization Certificate from Arizona State University and am a professional member of the Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona.
My specialties include:
- Couples counseling
- Parent-child relationships
- Bonding and attachment
- Behavioral and emotional regulation
- Social skills
- Childhood sleeping and eating problems