Sophie  Karp

Sophie Karp

Psychologist, PhD
New York Waitlist Online
Brooklyn Heights Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Finding a therapist can feel daunting, and I admire the energy and courage it takes to seek support.

I am a licensed psychologist providing multi-culturally sensitive therapy for young adults struggling with early trauma, perfectionism and self-criticism, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, identity concerns, body image and eating concerns, anxiety, depression, and more. I provide a warm, open, accepting space, knowing that you need to feel safe and understood before you can experiment with change and growth.

I like to get to know you as a whole person, together developing a nuanced understanding of your current concerns, history, identities, strengths, and struggles. I also focus on helping you develop a more authentic, integrated, and honest self. I believe that the less energy we spend trying to deny, hide, avoid, or change painful aspects of ourselves and our experiences, the more energy we have to pursue what brings meaning and fulfillment to our lives.

I deeply value diversity and am trained to provide multiculturally-competent counseling. I’m interested in understanding how your racial/ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, religious, dis/ability, class, and other identities have shaped your life. I welcome clients of color and clients of all genders and sexual orientations, and aim to create a space in which it is safe to explore parts of your identity that have been marginalized, oppressed, or traumatized.

Therapy can seem full of mystery or stigma, and my hope is to reduce both. If you think we might work well together, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I would welcome the opportunity to learn about you and your needs, answer any questions, and decide together if we might be a good fit.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Sophie Karp is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Karp can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Brooklyn Heights practice
26 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11242
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychologist, 2018 - Present
Fordham University Counseling and Psychological Services, Supervising Psychologist, 2015 - 2018

Fordham University, PhD in Counseling Psychology, 2015


Languages

English