WholeHeart Psychotherapy logo

Meet Your Next Therapy Provider:

Sophie Newman

Sophie Newman, MFT

Sophie Newman, MFT

Sophie Newman uses a creative, culturally-attuned, and systemic therapeutic approach to provide access to healing for those seeking support through therapy.

Prior to becoming a therapist, Sophie developed expertise in religion/religious trauma, conflict de-escalation, family dynamics, and neurodivergence. Holding the belief that healthy relationships must be built on a foundation of trust, she strives to provide an environment where humans from all walks of life feel welcome.

As a therapist, Sophie seeks to empower clients to create and share their own meaning of life’s experiences, while also challenging them through compassion, curiosity, and humor. Using an active, directive, and collaborative approach, she hopes to be a resource for her clients by partnering with them on their therapeutic journey. 

Additionally, bringing her own life experiences and education to the therapy room to help clients harness the tools they need to be the healthiest version of themselves. Grounded in Experiential Family Therapy and Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Sophie utilizes creative interventions (i.e. art, meditation, writing) to foster emotional congruence and identify cycles of interaction.

While she enjoys working with a variety of concerns, she specializes in working with individuals and relationship systems that struggle with desire, intimacy, and sexuality. Her expertise in lifespan human development helps her provide clients with a holistic understanding of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social changes that may occur throughout life transitions (i.e. aging, grief/loss, parenting and illness).

Sophie completed graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Mercer University Medical School and undergraduate training in Human Development and Family Science from University of Georgia. Additionally, she is currently a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and working toward her sex therapy certification. Additionally, she is working toward her sex therapy certification and receives clinical supervision from Erika Pluhar, PhD, EdS, LMFT, LPC, CST-S.

Sophie enjoys spending time learning at book club, sharing meals with friends and family, laughing at a comedy show, and raving about radishes. She lives in Decatur with her partner and her large hound mix, Arwyn. You can often find her outdoors soaking up the sunshine, at the High Museum of Art enjoying the latest exhibit, or writing a movie review on Letterboxd.

Pronouns | she, her, hers

“Questions you cannot answer are usually far better for you than answers you cannot question.” – Yuval Noah Harari

Favorite Resources

Books:

Podcasts:

Movies Tv :

Sophie Newman, MFT

Sophie Newman, MFT

Sophie Newman uses a creative, culturally-attuned, and systemic therapeutic approach to provide access to healing for those seeking support through therapy.

Prior to becoming a therapist, Sophie developed expertise in religion/religious trauma, conflict de-escalation, family dynamics, and neurodivergence. Holding the belief that healthy relationships must be built on a foundation of trust, she strives to provide an environment where humans from all walks of life feel welcome.

As a therapist, Sophie seeks to empower clients to create and share their own meaning of life’s experiences, while also challenging them through compassion, curiosity, and humor. Using an active, directive, and collaborative approach, she hopes to be a resource for her clients by partnering with them on their therapeutic journey.

Additionally, bringing her own life experiences and education to the therapy room to help clients harness the tools they need to be the healthiest version of themselves. Grounded in Experiential Family Therapy and Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Sophie utilizes creative interventions (i.e. art, meditation, writing) to foster emotional congruence and identify cycles of interaction.

While she enjoys working with a variety of concerns, she specializes in working with individuals and relationship systems that struggle with desire, intimacy, and sexuality. Her expertise in lifespan human development helps her provide clients with a holistic understanding of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social changes that may occur throughout life transitions (i.e. aging, grief/loss, parenting and illness).

Sophie completed graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Mercer University Medical School and undergraduate training in Human Development and Family Science from University of Georgia. Additionally, she is currently a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and working toward her sex therapy certification. Sophie receives clinical supervision from Erika Pluhar, PhD, EdS, LMFT, LPC, CST-S.

Sophie enjoys spending time learning at book club, sharing meals with friends and family, laughing at a comedy show, and raving about radishes. She lives in Decatur with her partner and her large hound mix, Arwyn. You can often find her outdoors soaking up the sunshine, at the High Museum of Art enjoying the latest exhibit, or writing a movie review on Letterboxd.

Pronouns | she, her, hers

“Questions you cannot answer are usually far better for you than answers you cannot question.” – Yuval Noah Harari

Favorite Resources

Books:

Podcasts:

Movies Tv :

WholeHeart Psychotherapy

Feel free to contact us and ask us anything.

Live From Your Heart, Wholly And Authentically.

CEU Workshops

Workshops are longer sessions designed to help deliver a large amount of content in a short period of time. Oftentimes, workshops can last hours to days and are provided in a group format to deliver an intervention in a detailed and often experiential way.

sex therapy session with WholeHeart Psychotherapy in Atlanda
African American woman in a group therapy session
Diverse group therapy
Providers, staff and directors at WholeHeart Psychotherapy

Feedback:

★★★★★
★★★★★Bryn Chafin
Read More
Whole Heart Psychotherapy is an incredible practice of knowledgeable, compassionate, and ethical clinicians. As a therapist myself, it is important to establish relationships with other groups for networking, consultation, and collaborative purposes. I truly appreciate that I can trust the clinicians of Whole Heart to provide effective treatment to clients that I refer to their services. I also am grateful for the professional consultation and collaboration that is provided when working with shared cases or when seeking feedback. Whole Heart and its staff are always on my list of providers for outside referrals.
★★★★★
★★★★★Cameron McIntosh
Read More
As a therapist, I feel very fortunate to have WholeHeart Psychotherapy as a resource. I have never once hesitated to refer to the practice, and have heard nothing but positive feedback from those I have referred. I have personally participated in professional consultation and DBT groups at Wholeheart over the the years, and can't speak highly enough of the experience.
★★★★★
★★★★★laurenender111
Read More
Whole heart provides caring and helpful therapeutic support to their clients. As a therapist, I frequently refer clients to their practice as well as participate in supervision groups offered by their experienced supervisors.
★★★★★
★★★★★CD
Read More
i've loved my experience with my therapist at WH!
★★★★★
★★★★★DM
Read More
absolutely in love with whole heart. i've seen two therapists here and both have been the best. they're all so understanding, communicative, and helpful.
Previous
Next
Skip to content