Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for remote sessions and in-person at Westport office; not accepting new clients in-person at Manhattan office
Offers remote video sessions.
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Wed: 7:00am - 9:00pm (CT)
Fri: 7:00am - 9:00pm (CT)
Specialties & expertise
- Career-related anxiety
- Women’s relationship challenges
- Eating disorders
- Remote sessions
- Sessions in Spanish
Sofia DiSanti is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Westport, Connecticut and Midtown East, New York, next to Grand Central station. She specializes in career-related anxiety, women’s relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and trauma. Sofia particularly enjoys working with young professionals and women exploring their career paths, assessing or trying to enter into romantic relationships, and trying to discover what makes them happy overall.
In addition to career and relationship challenges, Sofia has expertise in eating disorders and trauma. For clients with eating related challenges, she works to help them change their thought patterns and develop a healthier relationship with food. Having had extensive clinical experience working with survivors of 9/11 at Bellevue Hospital Center, Sofia is also well-versed in helping clients recover from trauma. She takes a trauma-informed approach to guide each client toward a safe place to heal.
Sofia draws upon evidence-based treatment modalities and individualizes each client’s needs. Having been psychodynamically trained, she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Psychoanalytical Therapy, and Supportive Therapy. For the convenience of her clients, Sofia offers remote phone and video sessions in addition to in-person sessions. She can provide therapy in both English and Spanish.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Eating disorders – Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging, calorie counting, body image concerns
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Chronic illness – Managing chronic illness ; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Initial/ongoing sessions: $175/session (45min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Message to clients
"Starting therapy is a courageous endeavor, and for many, a new experience. I am warm, non-judgmental and flexible in my therapeutic style to meet your needs and help you gain comfort in the therapy process so that you can effectively use the space to make positive changes in your life."
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Collaborative Care Depression Program Program Coordinator, 2016 - 2018
Bellevue Hospital, Social Worker, 2014 - 2016
Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, 2012 - 2014
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Certificate, 2013 - 2015