Sophie is an art therapist who has been working for over a decade in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Working primarily with adults, she assists people with transitions in their lives, supporting the processing and management of a tragic event, diagnosis or new life stage. Sophie uses both traditional and non-traditional art materials in therapy sessions and her personal art-making. She is interested in the deconstruction of the hierarchy between therapist and client as well as craft and “fine art.” Sophie spends her free time working with The PO Box Collective in Rogers Park, an arts collective & intergenerational social practice center dedicated to radical art, mutual aid, and community building. On Sundays, Sophie is one of many people who maintain the Black Lives Matter memorial (in Rogers Park). This memorial remembers the names of Black and Brown people who have died by police violence. The regular practice helps Sophie keep an awareness of the disproportionate ways that white supremacy and the carceral state impact our communities. It also helps her hold the words of Miriame Kaba close to mind: “Hope is a discipline.” Working towards change cannot happen without hope, but hope can be cultivated, even when the odds are against you.
Sophie is currently not accepting new clients.
Education and Affiliations: Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago
Insurance Accepted: N/A
Languages Spoken: English