Dr. Sophia Brandstetter


I am a licensed psychotherapist, with training in psychoanalysis, psychodynamic, and relational theory. I encourage you to speak freely about your desires and fears, so you can identify feelings and thoughts that you’ve pushed out of conscious awareness. As unconscious thoughts become conscious, you are better equipped to integrate new ways of being, instead of remaining stuck in habitual ones.

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 patterns.

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, the person you were inherently born to be.

I specialize in accompanying my patients through major life transitions:

  • History of trauma or a traumatic experience
  • Existential self-questioning about who you are or where your life is going
  • Complex family dynamics
  • Treatment resistance depression & anxiety
  • Relationship challenges (affairs, divorce, marital conflict)
  • Sudden-onset illness
  • Loss and grief
  • Parenting challenges
  • Pregnancy Loss and Infertility

If you are interested in learning more about Psychedelic Integration with Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, click here for detailed information.

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.

Finding a therapist is a personal process, I welcome the opportunity to meet for a free consultation where I can answer your questions and we can determine if this is the right fit for you.


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