Sofia Escudero (she/her/hers)

MSW
Accepting Clients

I'm a queer bilingual therapist who can help you practice the skill of caring for yourself—as deeply and kindly as you care for others.

Associate Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA
Supervised by Hez Wollin, LCSW

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

When you’ve got a lot going on, it’s easy to put yourself last. If you want to explore your identity, deal with the impacts of past traumas, or learn how to feel more connected in your relationships, you may not know where to start. It feels like there's always something more urgent to attend to, but then you find yourself feeling bad again, and wondering how things can change. The good news is that you don’t have to do this alone.

My Background and Approach

My style is curious, warm, and flexible. I create an environment where you can feel heard and seen in all the complexity of your identities and experiences. We'll practice skills in session to help you get better at noticing and understanding your emotions, and you'll start to feel like you have more options for how to respond when things get tough. I'll shift my approach based on your individual needs, and I'll check in early and often about how things are going: I want you to understand what we're doing and why, every step of the way. Through this process, my clients are able to build self-compassion, manage the impacts of trauma, practice new ways of communicating, find community, explore gender and sexuality, and access more joy. Therapy is a space that is entirely yours. I’ll bring my curiosities and my expertise, but where we go and what we prioritize are both up to you.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I pay attention to power dynamics and systems of oppression in my work because I believe these factors have an undeniable impact on mental health. I also don't think therapy is the solution to every mental health issue: the emotional and psychological harms that results from all forms of oppression ultimately need to be addressed by dismantling those oppressive systems. Still, that doesn't mean that therapy is just a band-aid that helps us adapt to an unjust system. I believe when we as individuals are better able to make sense of our emotions and experiences, we're more equipped to get at the root of societal problems. Therapy is not a luxury: it's a resource that can help us grow our capacity and shift our focus from merely surviving to fight for the better world we know is possible.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $120 - 180/session

Info

510-890-0098 Email Sofia
287 17th St
Suite A
Oakland, CA 94612

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