Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism

Sophia Center
6832 Covenant Blvd.
Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: (419) 882-4529  Fax: (419) 885-7612


Through the use of integrated healing, the Sophia Center is to nurture and guide clients in finding their unique value, dignity and potential to live life as well-balanced individuals in mind, body and heart. By providing a holistic approach to mental, physical and emotional well-being, staff is dedicated to empowering each and every client to have a positive self-image, effective communication, and strong support systems.


Life can be challenging, but finding the best way to deal with those challenges doesn't have to be. At the Sophia Center, a wide-variety of therapeutic services is offered in order for clients to experience a holistic approach during their recovery and path towards well-being, including faith integration, if so desired.


Whether you are searching for individual, group, family, or couples/marriage counseling, they're ready to help you identify and resolve difficulties in your life and guide you along your unique path to inner-wellness. Their counselors are highly experienced, caring professionals who strive to assist others in living their lives as well-balanced, passionate and confident individuals.


Fully understanding clients' needs and personal challenges is an integral part in planning and practicing their care. This is why the Sophia Center offers psycho-educational and psycho-social testing to further understand the related concerns of learning disabilities, attention issues, processing issues, Dyslexia, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, and neurological dysfunction. They offer testing that is comprehensive and clear in offering accommodations that are "user friendly" for both academics and personal life. Alternative therapies are also offered at the Sophia Center for improvement in attention, memory, learning disabilities and social issues.

Educational Testing

If you or your child is experiencing problems in school, as well as having behavioral issues in the classroom or at home, then educational testing may be the right tool to access your needs or the needs of your child. S. Rachel Nijakowski, Bonnie Schrock, and Joan Dvorak are the Sophia Center's educational testing experts who are ready to help you and your family find solutions and take effective action. They understand that assisting a student with learning disabilities or behavioral issues involves compassion and patience along with accurate testing to ensure that accommodations and remediation are on target and in the best interest of your child's well-being.