Samantha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in treating those who struggle with trauma, depression, and anxiety. She is an EMDR trained therapist and holds a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California. She is a trauma-informed therapist and was trained in Play Therapy early in her career. Samantha has spent most of her clinical work in Alaska and has had experience working with Native populations. Because she comes from a military family, she has a particular interest and extensive experience providing counseling to military families and veterans. However, Samantha has worked in various roles, including an inpatient clinical therapist, hospital social worker, family advocacy outreach manager, and a domestic abuse victim advocate. It has helped her support a wide range of people from various racial and ethnic backgrounds, in every stage of life, and diverse sexual and gender identities.
Additional concerns Samantha works with include combat trauma, adjustment and life transitions, grief, stress management, anger management, relationships, and work-life balance. She currently works with individual adults of all ages. Samantha’s primary clinical modalities include Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She might integrate other techniques such as Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), or elements of Play Therapy. She believes in connecting how your environment, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors all influence one another.
Samantha understands that sharing the most difficult and painful thoughts about your life can be the hardest and yet the most courageous thing you can do to ask for help. Her approach provides a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental space for you to come to your own conclusions about how to live your best life. She focuses on teaching her clients skills, build strengths, and make sense of past life events to help gain clarity. Samantha especially enjoys assisting people in accessing their courage, discover renewed hope, and tap into their inner potential towards healing and wholeness. She is a big proponent of meeting her clients where they are to help them navigate and explore change so they can start feeling happier, healthier, and improve in their relationships with others and their selves.
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