Ellie Y. Sohn is a professional counselor and holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College's Silberman School and a minor in Biblical studies from Nyack College. Her interest in counseling sparked during her two weeks in Haiti after working with children in an orphanage. She has a diverse background and expertise in both public and private sectors. Her experience in the mental health field includes specializing on depression, anxiety, relationships, spirituality, stress and mood management, problem gambling, empowerment, self worth and mind-body connection. Her work in public sectors varies from children hospitals, community organizations, housing, combating adult and juvenile homelessness, and foster care. She understands that often people feel overwhelmed and hopeless when faced with life challenges, and seeking therapy can come with stigma, but no one should have to go through it silently and alone. Her deep compassion and empathy helps make space for others to share their narratives, unlearning, and learning without shame and judgement. In her free time, Ellie enjoys reading her Bible, volunteering at organizations to give to those in need, exploring new cities with her husband and two dogs, traveling to different countries, connecting with others, cooking and hosting get-togethers, creating art, and writing.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. - Maya Angelou