• Free Support Group

    I have been talking to my clients over the phone in the last two weeks and I am beginning to get a better understanding of what our mental health needs are going to be as the quarantine continues. It is absolutely imperative that we stay vigilant of our minor addictions, which can in this time of isolation blossom into major addictions. It is also important that we do not recoil into isolation and keep the communication lines open between households, friends and families. Even if you have nothing new to report, pick up the phone and call someone, or FaceTime, BECAUSE ... by staying in communication we keep our sense of sanity and most importantly a sense of social organization intact!!! A lot of what makes a day run is a set of arbitrary rules, when in quarantine, the necessity of these rules begins to lose meaning. There is no need to put your clothes on, or brush your hair, or make your bed, or take breaks throughout the day, no one knows what time of day or what day of the week it is, and this sort of loosening of daily organizing principles, has the potential of reeking havoc on our psyches in the long run. So please, make a schedule and try to stick to it, make sure to get dressed and make your bed, and plan your day and take breaks, make sure you talk to each other, In so doing, we can keep a watch on one another and help curb excessive substance use, or slow seeping of depression and anxiety. We are relational beings, the trick to weathering this time is staying organized, sane and connected. For that reason, I am offering a free therapy support group to whoever is interested, please DM me so we can organize a time that works.

    With love from your local psycho therapist!

  • Individual, Family and Child Psychotherapy

    Sophie Schoenfeld is committed to providing the best quality care possible. It's understood that everyone is unique, which is why Sophie takes time to help identify each path to recovery that is right for each individual. The office is located in Palos Verdes Estates and serves the surrounding communities of Torrance, Lomita, San Pedro.

    Call (310) 463-3028

  • Fears About The Corona Virus? (COVID-19)

  •  When you are experiencing conflict in your relationship or have a feeling of "growing apart" seeking professional assistance will help. Couples counseling can help you and your partner reconnect and communicate clearly on a "level playing field". Sophie provides an opportunity for a calm and safe environment to restore your relationship. 

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  • Family Therapy can sometimes be seen as a short proposition. The reason is because as human beings, what it means to be a good parent can’t be separated from the expected growth over time. Our ability to speak rationally, to build with conflict, to build relationships and to be demanding of those around us are skills that are valuable throughout life. These skills grow far beyond just building relationships with our children.

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  • Trama can stem from various causes and sources.  It can be a personal tragedy, a natural disaster, a violent event, or any other type of unusual event.   Trauma can take an emotional toll on the individual regardless of age. While it should be emphasized that there is no right or wrong way to feel after a traumatic event, there are strategies that can help.

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  • Sophie Schoenfeld

    I work with individual adults, children and families helping them develop healthy, growing relationships with one another, addressing blockages in family dynamics and helping individuals deal with relationship problems, as well as depression and anxiety. I utilize mindful self reflection and facilitate inner growth through reparative interpersonal experience and respectful collaboration in the safety of a therapeutic setting. Together we will learn new tools for positive conflict resolution, effective communication and expand the capacity of human relatedness. I focus on helping clients find deeper meaning and inspiration in their unique journey through life.

    Fluency in multiple different languages and the experience of living in various countries throughout my life, has given me a unique sensitivity to cultural diversity and capacity to relate to people's experiences in open and creative ways, nurturing imagination and freedom in discovering ones path free of judgment and precondition is a joyful journey I feel honored to take along with my clients.

    I have specific knowledge of family issues involved in divorce and family law. I provide unique tools to parents who struggle with the pain of separation while addressing the needs of their children.

  • Licensed Therapist in Palos Verdes Estates

    Finding the right professional Marriage & Family Therapist in Palos Verdes Estates, can be frustrating and time-consuming.  However, on the positive side, it also indicates a strong commitment to emotional health maintenance. Sophie Schoenfeld is ready to provide personalized, individualized treatment for a variety of stressful conditions.  This can be very important when experiencing difficult life situations.

    Sophie believes that everyone deserves a healthy outlook on life. Sophie is dedicated and works to provide each patient with the best of care. Extended  scheduling for appointment times allows for more convenient treatment sessions. specialized services include:

    • Relationships
    • Parenting
    • Trauma
  • Common Diagnosis Meets Effective Treatments

    Mental illness can also be responsible for many side effects in daily living. Often what is needed is treatment from a Palos Verdes Estates Marriage & Family Therapist. Sophie's objective is always to assist the patient to be successful in whatever situation they may encounter. Let us know at (310) 463-3028 and Sophie Schoenfeld will provide the information to get started today.  Sophie is a favorite Marriage & Family Therapist that practices a new, patient-centered approach to Relationships, Parenting and Trauma.

    Sophie Schoenfeld has been helping patients for over 10 years. Sophie has been guiding and assisting patients to increase self-confidence and to make positive emotional progress. All treatments assist the patients to realize deeper satisfaction in their lives and personal relationships. She is trained to use a variety of approaches that are designed to assist with the spiritual, emotional, nutritional, and physical aspects of the individual. Sophie has a practice in Palos Verdes Estates, with treatment programs for individuals, groups, and organizations.


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  • Hours Of Service

    Day Hours
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday9:00am - 4:30pm
    Wednesday1:30pm - 10:30pm
    Thursday9:00am - 4:30pm
    Friday9:00am - 4:30pm
    Saturday9:00am - 3:30pm