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Sophia Dongas, MA, LCMHC


Sophia is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Founder of Arete Counseling PLLC. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classics and Psychology from the University of New Hampshire Durham in 1998. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from the University of New Hampshire Durham in 2007. She is fluent in Greek.


Sophia has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years across various levels of care, including, but not limited to, in-home services, residential treatment and outpatient mental health services. She provides individual therapy, couples counseling and family therapy. She also has experience in School Guidance at both the Middle School and High School levels.


Her therapeutic approach is eclectic in nature, drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Multicultural Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Rogerian Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Psychodrama. 


Sophia works with children, teens and adults of all ages. She believes that life is a journey and that therapy is a collaborative process between client and therapist. Client strengths, stressors, triggers, symptoms and environmental factors will be explored in order to create a level of insight that will assist the client in establishing positive coping skills and a happier more fulfilling life. Change can be a difficult and intimidating process, but with the courage and strength of the client, anything is possible.

Clinical Areas of Focus

  • Multicultural Counseling 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • PTSD

  • Coping with chronic illness​

  • School/academic challenges

  • Career stressors

  • College adjustment

  • Body image/self-esteem


  • Mild developmental issues and learning disabilities


  • Post-partum depression


  • Children (ages 5 and older)

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • Couples

  • Families

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