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Sophie de Jong, B.S.

Practicum Trainee
Pronouns: she/her/hers

My goal is to create a safe, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic space in which students can feel comfortable navigating difficulties, exploring identities, and committing to their values. My counseling approach is trauma-informed, strengths-based, and culturally sensitive.

Sophie is an M.Ed. candidate in her final year of training in the Human Development Counseling program at Vanderbilt University. She has gained clinical experience with diverse client populations in a variety of settings including, a domestic violence shelter, a reproductive healthcare clinic, and a residential reentry program for those who have been impacted by incarceration.

Sophie practices strengths-based, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive care. She often integrates skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Sophie is passionate about working with those who have experienced trauma, grief, and/or loss, and enjoys assisting people in exploring, developing, and accepting aspects of their intersecting identities and values.

In her free time, Sophie enjoys spending time outside, going on neighborhood strolls with friends, reading a good book, and being with the people she loves.