Art Therapist | Special Educator
Sophia Saad, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
I provide mental health services to children and young adults and educational support to individuals struggling in their academic setting.
Lorie B, Parent
You are magic, Sophia. Your Tuesday group has become the class he looks forward to the most during the week.
Sammie Levy. Educational Specialist - Weill Cornell Medicine / Hearing + Speech Department
"Sophia Saad is not only an extremely skilled and talented art therapist but she is someone you want working with your son/daughter/school/program, etc. She is compassionate, detail-oriented, thoughtful, and extremely hardworking. As the Educational Specialist at Weill Cornell Medicine in the Hearing and Speech Department, a big part of our "family" is putting on inclusive events for the community. Sophia led flawlessly a group of 25+ elementary school kids with hearing loss in a paint party they'll always remember. She scaffolded this experience for them from start to finish and made lasting impressions on both the participants and their parents. She helped them discover their own unique features through portrait painting and she helped connect those with similarities in an authentic and meaningful way. We recommend Sophia wholeheartedly and as an institution in New York City, we are also proud to have her as a visiting therapist."
Emma & Steven , Parents
Our 13-year-old daughter Ella worked with a few therapists. It took us some time to find Sophia. Ella took to Sophia's approach almost immediately and has grown tremendously since they first began working together. Ella rarely opened up, she bottled all of her feelings and it was overwhelming for her and us. Art therapy and Sophia's thoughtful, nurturing presence helped our daughter comfortably express herself. As a family, we can work through problems together. We better understand our daughter and Ella better understands herself. We can't say it enough- we are extremely grateful!
Art therapy and yoga:
MPS (Masters Professional Science) in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts
ATR-BC (Art Therapy Registered-Board Certified)
LCAT (Licensed Creative Art Therapist)
Yale Center For Emotional Intelligence RULER program experience
Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training from Yogi Beans (July 2018)
Therapeutic tutoring and educational support:
BS in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from New York University
NYS certified special education teacher
Orton Gillingham Teacher Certification
Singapore Math and Stern Math training
Judith Hochman Writing Program training
Sounds in Motion