Sophie Hornick, MS, CCLS

Sophie has been working in the field of child life for over seven years. She received her Bachelors in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University and holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University. She is currently the owner and practitioner of Ready Set Cope, a child life private practice. Sophie has had a variety of experience in working with children in school, healthcare and non-profit settings. Most recently, worked as a hospital-based child life specialist in both the Emergency Department and multiple surgical departments at New York Presbyterian Weill/Cornell. Sophie believes in the strength and coping abilities of all children and works to empower families through guidance, support, and compassionate care.

After many years of supporting children and families in the hospital, Sophie is excited to make an impact in the area in which she grew up, and offer her services at!

To inquire about child life services, please contact Sophie Hornick at or visit!

Dr. Sophie Hornick

What is a Child Life Specialist?

Certified Child life specialists (CCLS) are experts in child development who help children and families effectively cope with challenging healthcare experiences. Through interventions such as therapeutic play, age-appropriate preparation, and procedural support, child life specialists aim to decrease the anxiety, stress, and fear often associated with the unfamiliar medical environment.

While child life programs are traditionally hospital-based, many child life specialists are expanding into their communities, offering specialized psychosocial support in settings such as dental offices, and private practice. To learn more about child life services, please click here!