Dr. Gretchen Sofocleous

(Ph.D., LCSW)
Therapist Dr. Gretchen Sofocleous Photo

About Me

You should be proud of yourself! You've taken the first step to creating a life you can be proud of. It would be an honor for Dr. Sofocleous to collaborate with you on that journey.

Dr. Sofocleous has been a therapist for over 21 years, and completed her graduate work at Columbia University in New York City. She’s working with a range of diverse clients, couples, and families across the greater NYC area. She specializes in childhood sexual trauma, problematic sexual behaviors, unhealthy sexual attractions, and relationship problems including porn addiction, infidelity, spousal betrayal, and loneliness.

Dr. Sofocleous aligns with clients from a place of compassion that focuses on client strengths and offers support, encouragement, and accountability. She creates meaningful collaborative alliances with clients in a way that builds their capacity for self-compassion and and in turn increases their sense of worthiness, self agency, and accountability to themselves and their loved ones. She has been fortunate to serve clients throughout their personal journeys towards healing, re-connection, stability, and overall wellness. Dr. Sofocleous is committed to social justice, prevention and intervention with diverse and often marginalized populations, using a strengths based approach that truly sees a client within the context of their environment and personal history. She proudly brings these values implemented with curiosity and compassion, to her clinical work, scholarship, training and teaching.

In addition to her specialities, Dr. Sofocleous has also helped clients with a wide range of concerns including personality disorders, mood disorders, and LGBTQIA+ within families.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #089451-01 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Written by K.Y. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and adhd

Gretchen has been great! Sometimes just feeling seen, heard, and validated is a huge thing in our ever changing world. Thanks for offering this service. I think just having someone else in my corner has been huge.

Written by G.. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Sofocleous is a very help consoler and I'm glad she's helping me

Written by P.A. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr.S is an amazing person! She gives the best advice and really listens when you talk! I felt super comfortable right away. She has a very approachable attitude