Hi - I'm Sam! My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified life and confidence coach who loves working with clients ages 20-39. My clients get the best of both worlds when we work together: the clinical expertise of a mental health professional combined with the daily encouragement and accountability structures of a coach. My clinical expertise is in treating posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, and phobias. I use evidence-based therapy modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Complicated Grief Treatment, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Crisis Response Planning. As a coach, I love coaching people around body image/self-esteem, self-compassion, career/life purpose, money mindset, leadership, and assertiveness.
My therapy style is empathic, direct, and goal-oriented, and I am extremely collaborative in my sessions. I want us to be on the same page, and we will work closely together to develop your treatment plan, overcome your "stuck points," experience healing, and begin truly living your life, again (not just existing in it!). You will quickly notice my laid-back nature in our sessions. I encourage all of my clients to come as they are, and I will do the same! You will always be welcome and encouraged to ask any and all questions that come up during our sessions because I want you to take an active role in your care. I am passionate about teaching my clients how to advocate for themselves. Finally, my practice is rooted in my values, some of which include anti-racism work, healthcare equity and inclusion, and having unconditional positive regard for all people. I am just as interested in your unique background, identities, and life experiences as I am your presenting mental health symptoms, so we will talk about both equally!
I've worked with a variety of client populations such as military/veterans and their families, LGBTQ+, college students, oncology patients, foster/adoptive parents, and individuals experiencing homelessness. I consider it a great honor to serve as a vessel to your story and experiences, and I love helping my clients who have survived trauma reclaim their power and take back their health and future. You have already done one of the hardest things, which is reaching out for support! I have learned that the only way out...is through.
I'm looking forward to walking alongside you in this next chapter. Beautiful things await on the other side...see you there!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Sam is very helpful and provides a lot of different perspectives. She has shown me a lot of different coping mechanisms that I can use in whatever situation I am in.
Written on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Extremely attentive to my needs and has great suggestions
Written on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue