Sophia C. Edukere, Ph.D.
Clinician and Evaluator
Sophia C. Edukere, Ph.D., received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Emory University and undergraduate degree from Cornell University. During her graduate academic tenure, she completed 7 years of psychotherapy clinical experiences in university outpatient clinics, adult rehabilitation clinics, medical center settings and community mental health clinics to help children, adolescents, adults and families. She also has extensive experience conducting neurocognitive and psychoeducational evaluations across the lifespan to clarify if patient’s meet criteria for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, executive functioning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders and psychological components of fetal alcohol syndrome. Dr. Edukere completed a specialized 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital that focused on the psychological needs of adolescents and young adults who had depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotional difficulties, prenatal depression, non-suicidal self-injury, and adjustment issues.
She has an integrative therapy approach that heavily draws on evidence-based psychotherapy treatments including cognitive-behavior therapy, behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. Her specialty areas include prenatal and postpartum depression, grief, trauma as well as working with teens and their parents.
Dr. Edukere also has had rich research experience focused on trauma, maternal stress, early child development and resilience. While working at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, her research aimed to better understand how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are developed and maintained.
Overall, Dr. Edukere is passionate about utilizing client’s strengths to help propel them closer to their personal, professional/career, academic and relationship goals.