Fort Collins, Colorado – After experiencing her own trauma, Sophia realized it was important for people to get mental health support. Currently, she is a Licensed Social Her Worker and Psychotherapist and she is passionate about caring for herself and others.
“i take care of myself. I practice self-compassion,” she says. “Instead of feeling like you don’t know why you feel this way, there’s so much empowerment in it.”
Sophia also knows that finding mental health support isn’t always easy or affordable. That’s one of the reasons why I’m here.
“I think a good first step is to keep it accessible,” she said, adding: For you. “
Each year, mental wellness programs connect more than 1,000 people to free counseling and mental health services. In most cases, this is 6-10 free group or individual sessions.
“I keep hearing that if people weren’t in this program, they likely wouldn’t have had mental health care,” says Kelly Groen, statewide director of mental wellness programs.
Kelly says volunteer clinicians like Sophia provide valuable care to those in need due to trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, and more. is set very high.
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“She is already helping the professional community with her daily work,” says Kelly. “But we need to go a step further to remove the barriers to people accessing this care by giving it away for free. It’s incredible.”
Sophia believes that by talking more about mental health, people will seek out the support they need.
“I really encourage people to look for that because mental health needs to be a priority, just like going to the doctor’s right check-up.”
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