Sophia Center, LLC


Deborah Shaddy, MS, LMHP, LCPC, TEP has over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist, educator, consultant, and in program development.  She holds a Master’s degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  Deborah  has a long-held passion for the power of experiential methods, developed through psychodrama and Virginia Satir’s Process Community.  She is certified as a trainer, educator and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama and as an Experiential Arts Facilitator by Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.   She also has been influenced by post-graduate Jungian and object relations studies. 

Deborah is known as a warm and skilled practitioner, facilitator and educator.  She has brought her skills to individuals, divorcing families, Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities and religious communities.   Her primary area of expertise is in healing trauma and she has a special interest in transforming relationships with self, with families and others, and within organizations and communities. She utilizes her psychodrama and sociometry skills in her clinical practice, in the development and facilitation of spirituality retreats, and in consultations to corporate, academic, and professional groups.

She is the founder of the Sophia Center, a counseling, consultation and training practice. Deborah is currently on the faculty of the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute in Highland, New York and presents at local and national conferences.  Deborah is on the Executive Council of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) where she chairs the Continuing Education Committee.