Sophie Garnier, Ed.M.
Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee
Supervised by Michelle Chung, LMFT 40783
Master’s in Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University (in progress)
Master’s in Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University
Areas of Focus:
Life and Career Transitions
Sleep and Insomnia
Stress Management Techniques
Meaning and Purpose
Identity and Self-Esteem
Character Strengths Development
Support for former and current Military
Personnel and their Families
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 3 (final stage before certification)
Specialized training on treating affairs and trauma (The Gottman Institute)
Character Strengths at Work (VIA Institute on Character)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Sophie is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee who is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University. Before moving to California, she received a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University.
She is passionate about helping her clients heal, grow, and flourish—no matter what challenges they face and aim to overcome. Sophie’s experience prior to joining CCCSJ includes researching meaning in life, teaching public speaking and character strengths development, and writing about the psychological benefits of mindfulness.
As your counselor, she will tailor her therapeutic approach to your needs, integrating techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, existential therapy, positive psychotherapy, and evidence-based relaxation practices.
Originally from Germany, Sophie loves cooking, gardening, and exploring the beauty of the great American outdoors with her husband, family, and friends.