Who we are, and how we belong in the relationships we form so often depends on our basic need of feeling safe and secure. We thrive in the nurturance, love, and connection we experience from and with others. With safe and supportive connections, you are stronger as a person, partner, family member, and friend.
In my work with individuals, couples, children, and families, I seek to understand not only the sources of struggle; I also foster exploration of the resources and resiliency that lie (often dormant) within each one of us. Attention to these areas of your life can yield outcomes that allow you to move past your problems. It’s truly an honor for me to support you in this process of re-discovering your true self.
Hi, I’m Sofia Aguilera and I’m honored to be a member of the Pathfinders family. I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health: Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling/Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado. As I work towards licensure, I consult with Kirsten on all my cases.
I have a tremendous passion for supporting and strengthening the lives of couples, children, and their families. Offering a safe space to explore on a deeper level, while understanding our fears, longings, and hopes can result in new interactive experiences and a meaningful change process. I believe there is a power found within, and my goals include harnessing the inherent strengths and qualities of my clients. In doing so, the accomplishments in counseling can extend and continue long after positive therapy outcomes are achieved.
I would consider it an honor and a privilege to join with you in your healing journey. My counseling approach is integrative and as unique as each relationship I form with each person and family I encounter.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband (we’ve been together 13 years) and our nearly 16 year old niece (whom we affectionately refer to as hita); as well as our adoring 6 year old dog Kokobear. With 15 and counting nieces and nephews, family life is abundant and at times- up, down, and all around! As I navigate these relationships, I reflect on my own upbringing and experiences that have influenced my role as a therapist. Relationships in general aren’t always easy; nor are life’s unexpected twists and turns. I believe there can be tremendous value in these challenges. Often, it is where our inherent strengths and power are found. I have found out what I am made of during times of struggle, and the resiliency that often accompanies such experiences is something I most ardently encourage in my work with clients. I love cooking and learning new recipes, being out in nature, recharging in Taos, New Mexico as often as I can, and supporting local animal sanctuaries.
Thank you for taking time to get to know me. I look forward to connecting with you and supporting you on your healing journey.
Email, call, or schedule online now so you can start living the life your deserve!
Additional information about my background includes:
- Play Therapy foundations and practicum at the University of Northern Colorado
- Summitstone Health Partners, Family Care Coordinator (in-home family therapy)
- North Range Behavioral Health, Youth and Family Outpatient
- North Range Behavioral Health, Early Childhood Mental Health
- Child and Adolescent Certificate Program* at the University of Northern Colorado
I am currently pursuing additional training related to play therapy and animal-assisted therapy, with goals of specializing in these fields. I am also interested in encouraging social advocacy; while celebrating the beautiful multicultural society we live in.
* This sequence of courses provides foundational preparation for mental health professionals who work with children and youth. The certificate program is designed for mental health professionals who desire endorsement for specialization, or completion of academic requirements for registration through the Association for Play Therapy.