Dr. Sophia Brandstetter

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD

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Dr. Sophia Brandstetter

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
6 Endorsed

Location

Growth thru Change
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 330-2356
Offers online therapy
Website
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About

I am a licensed psychotherapist, with training in psychoanalysis, psychodynamic, and relational theory. As we uncover early-life experiences, traumatic events, stuck points, relationship turmoil, and/or complex family dynamics that have plagued your life journey. We will speak of them intellectually with the intention of unraveling them emotionally, in efforts to gain insight into your perspective of the world and present-day challenges.
The compulsion to repeat old behaviors is human nature as unpleasant and frustrating as it is to watch yourself repeat them. It will be our journey together that will pave the way for a shift in the compulsion to repeat and allow for new patterns to be formed. Through self-discovery, we will take curative steps ahead, that will align with a true self.
We'll meet wherever you are in your process of introspection and connection. Our work will take shape when you feel ready, with no set agenda or pressure. The complete freedom to show up as you are that day. If you are interested in learning more about Psychedelic Integration with Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, please see our website.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $185
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Pennsylvania / CW020836

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Commonwealth of PA / CW020836
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP, BC

Psychologist, PsyD


Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MSEd, LPC

Dr. Sophia Brandstetter's Groups

Anxiety, Depression, and Life Stressors Group

Anxiety and Depression Support Group encourages you to return to a life that you care about. Mental health symptoms create challenges and cause barriers to fulfilling life goals. This group works to improve your moods through group collaboration. Members work to change their old ways of behaving in favor of new, more productive, healthier patterns, while suggesting topics that meet both individual needs and those of the entire group. Through this process, you come to understand tangible techniques to manage the multitude of issues that will surface during your lifetime. Monday 6:30pm and Wednesday Group to start October 2nd at 6pm.

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Teen Support Group

While individual therapy remains an important component of our program, therapeutic work done in a group setting of one's peers, recognizes that during this phase in a teen's development they are most influenced by their peers. Because of this, teens tend to be more open and honest in groups, and more likely to identify with feelings and issues that they struggle to express. Topics range from depression, anxiety, medication management, peer pressure, bullying, emotional regulation, social skills, and self-esteem (Mondays at 5PM).

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Young Woman's Group

Young Women's Group is designed for women ages 18-25. This group provides you with a safe, supportive environment to explore your hopes, dreams and fears as you and your fellow group members transition through many life changes. The group creates a platform for you to share your experiences and learn from those of your peers, offer advice, receive support, and, most importantly, feel a sense of belonging. The group promotes open processing, and will focus on a range of topics including body image, healthy boundaries, how to create a supportive social network, confidence building, and strengthening communication skills.

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Location

Growth thru Change
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 330-2356
Offers online therapy
Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Psychedelic Integration
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2022
Photo of Dr. Sophia Brandstetter, LCSW, PsyD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia
Dr. Sophia Brandstetter

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD