407 E 2nd Ave Ste 250 Spokane WA 99202 | (509) 315-9776

Sophia Cleanthous-Diehl

Sophia Cleanthous-Diehl MS, LMHC, NCC

License and Certifications

  • Mental Health Counselor License
  • National Certified Counselor 

Population Specialty

  • Adults (ages 21+)

Treatment Interests

  • Life Transitions
  • Chronic illness
  • Stress

Training Interests

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapist
  • Somatic Experiencing 
  • Mindfulness Practices

Population Ally

  • Bisexual allied
  • Body positivity
  • Cancer
  • HIV/ADIS
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Open Relationship non-monogamy
  • Queer allied
  • Sex-positive, kink allied
  • Sex worker allied
  • Single Mother allied
  • Transgendered allied
  • Lesbian allied

About Sophia

Sophia earned a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling From Eastern Washington University in 2020 and she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington. Sophia is a Board Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors (1404072) She earned a BA in Sociology from the University of Washington 2013.

Sophia uses an existential-humanistic approach that incorporates mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy. She helps clients change by identifying and exploring their available choices and pairing these with personal and life values to determine the best course of action. This will further a greater sense of personal understanding, and be the mind frame where clients can develop and implement effective ways to accept and become empowered to make purposeful, intentional choices to grow, heal, and/or change.

Sophia's Interest Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

A Message from Sophia

Perhaps you are seeking to set more healthy boundaries in your life, increase healthy communication, or find new ways to cope with life stressors. Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from your loved ones or experience feelings of burnout. Through our therapeutic work together you can rediscover your resiliency, increase your self compassion, explore what fills you with meaning, and create a life that is rooted in self compassion, growth, and balance.

What is most important to me in our shared experience is that you feel connected, validated, and supported. I believe growth and healing best occurs when we feel that we are not alone and there is purpose behind our interactions as work towards your personal goals. To help seek this connection I want to learn about who you are as an individual, understand how you see yourself and how you connect with the world around you, discover the many facets that make you who you are. I deeply believe the therapeutic space should be a safe place to not only explore, process, and heal from your struggles but also a place where we celebrate your joys and learn to embrace your authentic self.

I enjoy working with clients who are seeking to feel more fulfilled and empowered in their lives; I recognize that life is often filled with struggle which can leave us feeling disconnected and lost from ourselves and others, leaving us with more questions and less desire to seek fulfillment in our daily lives. To help you feel more fulfilled and empowered I often practice from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) perspective. Through an ACT framework I (a) aid you in identifying what you value in life and how to take actions that promote your values, (b) utilize mindfulness techniques to help reduce distress and increase experiencing living in the present moment, and (c) explore how to use acceptance of all life experiences, thoughts, and feelings to guide you towards the life you want and deserve.