Dr. Sophie Karp is a Licensed Psychologist in Brooklyn Heights. She is particularly passionate about working with young adults with a history of trauma and has a strong background in university counseling centers, including at Fordham University. The majority of her clients are in their 20s and 30s and are struggling with trauma histories, anxiety, and depression. She's also a culturally competent and LGBTQ-friendly provider.
Dr. Karp's background spans a variety of settings over the past 10 years, including working with diverse clients in community mental health centers, hospitals, and university counseling centers. She is passionate about working with clients to understand the impact of culture and identity on their mental and emotional health. Dr. Karp takes a relational psychodynamic approach to therapy, noting the influence of early caregiver relationships and the way that these experiences shaped her clients.
In the therapy room, Dr. Karp is warm, depth-oriented, and interactive. She approaches her clients with patience and is open to their discovery process at the rate that feels right for them, evaluating when to invite clients to talk about painful aspects of their lives on a case by case basis. Her office is located just steps from the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Heights.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Sophie Karp is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Dr. Karp can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, Psychologist, 2018 - Present
Fordham University Counseling and Psychological Services, Supervising Psychologist, 2015 - 2018
Fordham University, PhD in Counseling Psychology, 2015