Sophia Galano ASW, Clinical Social Work in Manhattan Beach, California, 90266

Sophia Galano


Sophia Galano


Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: M.D
Primary Credential: Associate Social Worker - 69296


1101 Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach, California 90266

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My Approach to Helping

I am a psychotherapist and an Associate Social Worker with a MSW from New York University. I specialize in adolescent and early adult therapy, and utilize a creative approach in pursuing a deeper understanding of the human psyche. My training has brought me coast to coast, and I have extensive experience in residential, inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. In addition to providing individual and family therapy at Manhattan Beach Professional Group under the supervision of Martha Koo, M.D., I am also a therapist at an established substance abuse treatment center in the South Bay. As a trained fine artist, and avid yogi, I may often incorporate art therapy, as well as mindfulness meditation into my clinical work.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adolescent, Young Adult, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Dual Diagnosis

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
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