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Mariama Samateh, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am glad you found your way here let's make it worth your while! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapist in the state of Florida. I have eleven years of experience working with children, families, adults and couples. I also work as private practitioner helping individuals and families with issues related to depression, anxiety, life changes, coping with grief and self-esteem issues. I am a trained systemic therapist who see individuals as part of a system. Your current issues may have a lot to do with the system you are or were part of. Trauma, dysfunctions in the family, stress and conflicts don't happen in a vacuum they happen within the framework of systems. Taking a closer look at that system to understand context and patterns is crucial in gaining self-awareness and growth. If you are able to figure out the WHY and HOW, you will gain insight thus be able to identify tools to help manage or resolve the issues that brought you to therapy. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment conducive for self-discovery and growth. I encourage an atmosphere of honesty, compassion and accountability. I help clients identify and use their strengths to occupy the driver's seat in their own lives. My personal goal for my clients is that even if we are unsuccessful in finding solutions to your issues, you can leave therapy with renewed sense of self and more empowered than when you started.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy



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She was so attentive and kind, never making me feel unsafe or judged. She’s very insightful and helped me make realizations that I could not come about on my own.

Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with Mariama for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

You have helped me so much in just a few sessions!! I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Thank you so much!! 10/10 recommend Mariama.

Written on May 04, 2023 after therapy with Mariama for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Absolutely Great

Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Mariama for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

She's great. She allows me to direct the conversation, whatever kind of day I have when we talk. She shares great insights and asks the right questions. When I need "homework" to think or process, she's amazing too.

Written on Mar 17, 2023 after therapy with Mariama for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Mariama was a great help to guiding me in finding inner awareness through the trauma. She helped me realize my own strengths. I would highly recommend her for any person looking to overcome their trauma and find their inner awareness. I'm very grateful for her guidance and help.

Written on Feb 19, 2023 after therapy with Mariama for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coaching

Great at what she does. Compassionate, understanding, gentle yet very honest and helpful. She genuinely care about you.
You can tell she loves what she does. I definitely recommend her!

Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Mariama for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching