Sofia Peeva, MD

Co-founder & COO at Propel Therapeutics

In the realm where the intricacies of the human mind intersect with the delicate balance of mental health, Dr. Peeva emerges as a beacon of compassion and expertise. Her journey from a career in anesthesiology at a large level 2 trauma center to the forefront of mental health advocacy is a testament to her unwavering commitment to healing minds and hearts.

Dr. Peeva’s innate curiosity about the complexities of the human mind became the compass guiding her toward a career in mental health. Her academic journey unfolded at the University of Southern California, where she pursued training in Anesthesiology with emphasis on chronic pain and ketamine therapy.

A pivotal moment in Dr. Peeva’s career came when she experienced her own burnout. She emerged from that with a renewed sense of self and a new professional focus in ketamine therapy.

Dr. Peeva’s commitment to mental health led her to join forces with other like-minded physicians and together they created one of the cutting-edge centers for ketamine assisted psychotherapy called Propel Therapeutics. Here, she honed her diagnostic skills, therapeutic approaches, and a keen understanding of the interconnectedness between mental and physical health. Witnessing the profound impact of mental health on individuals and their families, Dr. Peeva felt a calling to redefine the narrative surrounding mental well-being.

In her pursuit of excellence, Dr. Peeva has been at the forefront of groundbreaking new approaches for treatment resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD and chronic pain. Dr. Peeva’s commitment to advancing mental health knowledge extends beyond her clinical practice, as she actively participates in conferences, lectures, and collaborations aimed at shaping the future of psychiatric care.

Guided by a holistic approach, Dr. Peeva recognizes the symbiotic relationship between mental and physical health. Her integrative model of care acknowledges the importance of collaboration between psychiatric and medical professionals, emphasizing the interconnectedness of mind and body. In an era where mental health is gaining the recognition it deserves, Dr. Peeva stands as a trailblazer, dismantling stigmas and fostering a compassionate, inclusive approach to mental well-being.

Her therapeutic approach blends evidence-based interventions with a personalized touch, acknowledging the uniqueness of everyone’s journey. Dr. Peeva’s commitment to creating a safe and judgment-free space has earned her the trust and gratitude of her patients. As a physician, researcher, and advocate, Dr. Peeva continues to illuminate the path toward mental well-being.

To learn more about Propel Therapeutics, visit their website here.


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