My name is Sofia Dickey, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois with over 12 years of experience working in the mental health field. Additionally, I am a Certified Addictions Counselor in the state of Illinois. I have worked in residential and outpatient treatment centers for youth with behavioral concerns and adults with various mental health issues. I have also helped a wide variety of individuals from different backgrounds to better manage issues with depression, anxiety, addictions, and trauma. My counseling style is that of acceptance and compassion while using the approaches of cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies as well as motivational interviewing. I am here to listen to you without judgment, and I am here to help.
One of the benefits of online therapy involves the added daily support that may not be available through regular outpatient counseling. Therefore, I encourage you to message me at anytime as I check my messages at least once a day every day of the week. I also offer messaging, live chat, phone sessions and video sessions. Although I encourage video sessions, I am available through the means that make you feel the most comfortable. I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your goals.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149019497
Sofia is wonderful! I’ve been working with her for a while now and have seen a lot of positive changes with myself. She listens closely and provides you with a different view.
Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Sofia for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Excellent listener and calming demeanor. Highly recommend.
Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Sofia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
I’m still very new to this, but she has been helpful in a lot of ways. She listens, doesn’t judge, and gives me helpful tips. She responds quickly and offers help. I’d highly recommend her and I look forward to continuing our sessions.
Written on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Sofia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management