Sophia Ansari, LPCC, is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and the coordinator for the Midwest Play Therapy Institute-Chicago. Sophia has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, She provides workshops on play therapy to mental health professionals and educates parents and teachers on the importance of play as it relates to development and learning in the school setting. She is a passionate research trainer who has bridged her knowledge of neuroscience and creative therapies to provide in-depth, highly experiential trainings at local and national events and conferences.
Her experience and specialization involve working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, attachment disorders, adjustment disorders as well as substance use and addictive disorders.
Sophia is a member of the Association for Play Therapy. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wright State University and her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati.