Welcome Sofia University/ ITP Alumni!

As a former student of Sofia University/ITP, your membership in the Alumni Community is free and automatic. Our goal is to facilitate social and professional ties amongst alumni as well as promote and assist with alumni interests. It is our hope to foster a self-sustaining alumni community that not only provides lifelong connections to Sofia U, but also allows for connections of shared values and spirit.

Looking to order a copy of your transcripts? As of February 17th, 2017, all transcripts will be handled by the National Student Clearinghouse. Please download the Transcript Ordering Web Integration Guide first. You can access the University's transcript link HERE.

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We want to hear from you! Please take a moment to answer a few questions using the link above so that we can get a better feel for how you would like to participate. We are grateful and blessed to be in community with you, and we hope we can connect with you and create even more incredible experiences for you and for others here at Sofia! No contribution is too small as we continue to engage our local community as well as a national audience in the coming year.

One of the best ways to contribute is to share your success stories with us. Do you have books, articles, career successes that you would like published on our website or blog? Please let us know by connecting with us at

Jill Mellick Creative Expression Award

This award was established in honor of Professor Emerita Jill Mellick, Ph.D., a gifted artist, writer, educator and therapist whose work greatly influenced, and continues to influence, the role that creative expression plays in health, wellness and culture particularly in the fields of Transpersonal and Jungian psychology.

Dr. Mellick founded the creative expression program at The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) and her philosophy is still integrated in the coursework today. She was also a founding member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). Her dedication to creative process is exemplary and reflected in her generative life and many published works.

Learn More about the 2017 Jill Mellick Award Winners

ALUMNI FEATURES - Where are they now?

Carrie Asuncion, M.A.

Personal/ Professional Coach- Keys to Empowerment, 2005 Alumna

Kimberly Jeffs, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, 2006 Alumna

Stefanie Goldstein, Ph.D.

Director and Co-Founder at The Center for Mindful Living, 2006 Alumna

Katherine Coder, Ph.D.

Transpersonal Psychologist, 2011 Alumna

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Co-Founder at The Center for Mindful Living, 2006 Alumnus

Jain Wells, Ph.D.

President at Choiceless Awareness Communications, 2008 Alumna

JiHyang Padma, Ph.D.

Director, Comparative Religion and Philosophy Program at California Institute for Human Science, 2014 Alumna

Sarah Astarte, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor at Contra Costa College, 2009 Alumna

Valerie Baker, PhD

Owner at Heart Talk Yoga, Inc., 2012 Alumna

Valerie Abitbol, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2012 Alumna

Rosie Kuhn, Ph.D.

Executive Coach and Facilitator of Business Development Workshops, 2001 Alumna

Nick Kardaras, Ph.D., LCSW-R

Psychotherapist, Clinical Consultant, Author, 2007 Alumnus

Randi Fredricks, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist and Couples Counselor, 2011 Alumna

Diana Raab, PhD

Author, Poet, Blogger, Speaker, 2014 Alumna

Rachel Constance Tegano, M.A.

Professional & Personal Relationship Coaching, 2012 Alumna

Zsolt Deak, Ph.D.

Captain Hungary, 2012 Alumnus

Sophie Skover Frabotta, M.A.

Certified Life Coach | Spiritual Teacher, 2016 Alumna

Fabrice Ange Nye, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice, Alumnus 2011

Julie Gohman, Ph.D.

Psychology Professor, Writer, Speaker, 2014 Alumna

Holly Daniels, PhD, LMFT

Licensed therapist, 2015 Alumna

Kirsi Engels, M.A.

2012 Alumna

Sam Himelstein, Ph.D.

Psychologist at Kaiser Permanente Chemical Dependency, 2011 Alumnus

Valerie Sher, Ph.D.

2007 Alumna

Sarah Strader-Garcia, Ph.D.

2012 Alumna