Sophia Mendoza OTR/L

Sophia received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Gender Studies from Grinnell College, and later continued her education to pursue her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In the interim, Sophia completed a three year Waldorf Teacher Program, and was both an assistant and then lead kindergarten teacher in a Waldorf school. As an occupational therapist, Sophia has worked with children in hospital-based settings, outpatient sensory integration clinics, and in the home through Early Intervention.

Throughout her experiences as a parent and a professional, Sophia has nurtured a love and commitment to cultivating a holistic view of children while acknowledging that development is a complex and multifaceted process that is unique to each child. As an occupational therapist, Sophia desires to first form a solid therapeutic connection with the child and family, all the while taking psychological, developmental, social, and physiological factors into consideration. Outside of AZ+A, Sophia enjoys spending time with her teenage children, husband, and two rescue pups. She enjoys running, yoga, and spending time outdoors.

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