Sophia's therapists are carefully vetted, and we collect feedback on them from every family served. Their average number of years in private practice is over 10. See the sample profile of one of our therapists below.

Dr. Samuel Roth

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I am a clinical psychologist in full-time private practice in Newton Center. I work with people of all ages, specializing in play therapy with young children and talk therapy with adolescents and adults. I also provide couple and family therapy, and parent guidance.

I use active, results-oriented methods in therapy while also emphasizing deeper understanding of one’s own motivations, and encouraging a stronger sense of agency and “choice.”  When working with children and adolescents, I take a family-centered approach in which I partner with parents to facilitate the most effective adjustments for children -- not just in my office, but at home -- and if indicated, at school.

In addition to my practice, I teach a course on serious mental illness at Harvard Medical School and courses in child and adolescent development and psychotherapy at Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.


  • Relationship and friendship problems

  • Difficulties with school or work

  • Learning issues, including bright/gifted LD and ADHD

  • Life transitions, including preparation for college, marriage, parenthood

  • Assisted reproduction

  • High conflict divorce

  • Serious mental illness

Qualifications & Training

  • Psychologist (Ph.D.) from Boston University




Newton, Massachusetts 02459