Children's Hospital Colorado
Sonia Izmirian, PhD, MA, BA
Sonia Izmirian, PhD, MA, BA

Sonia Izmirian, PhD, MA, BA

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I am committed to helping families overcome their struggles by providing them with the most empirically supported care known within the psychological community. Thus, my approach to assessment, formulation, and treatment is founded in evidence-based practices (EBPs), such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and more. More specifically within these approaches, I value the collaboration between the therapist and client. I try to determine the current function of the client’s behavior, set present-focused goals, and track data to determine treatment progress. Using EBPs helps my clients improve at faster rates, which is why it is a passion of mine, both clinically and academically. I have provided individual, family, and group therapy with youth and adults in schools, homes, community mental health agencies, outpatient military hospitals, inpatient medical hospitals, and primary care settings. This breadth of experience has shown me how to be flexible in the implementation of practices with the families that I serve. I have learned that no two people are the same; thus, I individualize my approach with each client, while incorporating warmth, collaboration, culture factors, support, and humor in every session. My goal is for my clients to gain the skills they need to be happy and healthy in all aspects of their life. It excites me to see my clients grow so that they can live the life that they want to live. For example, I commonly work with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma. I feel excited when I see these clients progress to a place in their lives where they overcome fear/avoidance and experience the world for what it has to offer.

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