Sophia Parris, LCSW (she/her)
Sophia Parris (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon. Through growing up in Bend, Sophie saw the struggles of youth and realized the needs of young adults in our community. She was aware of the amount of untreated trauma, lack of resources and the isolation many in our community experienced. This has led to her interest in mental health, how to improve wellbeing, and how to help others reach their full potential in life. Sophie's areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, and everyday stress.
Sophia creates a safe and welcoming space to explore thoughts and feelings. She believes in the transformative process of the therapeutic relationship and realizes that everyone needs support to face the barriers and pain that life inevitably brings. Her therapeutic approach incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and solution focused and mindfulness based approaches. Her style is non-judgmental, strength-based, and collaborative.
Sophia received her masters in social work degree from Portland State University in 2016. Prior to Bend Family Therapy, Sophie worked at an in-patient mental health facility helping those in severe pain and trauma find their internal resiliency and motivation. She also worked with transitional age youth where she was an advocate, facilitator, and ally. These experiences guide her practice today. She specializes in adolescent and young adult mental health, LGBTQIA+, gender diversity, life transitions, self-harming behaviors, self-esteem, relationship issues, dual diagnosis, and a wide range of mental health struggles.