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Sam Jenkins, LCSW

LGBT Intimacy-related issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker and have provided therapy and clinical supervision for over twenty-five years. My first career was in the theatre, and I carry that creativity into my therapeutic work. I enjoy helping people move toward understanding their strengths and finding personal solutions. I specialized in working with life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, recent and past trauma, and relationships ( monogamous, same-sex, polyamorous, open, fetish, and non-traditional). I have experience with coming out and transitional gender issues. I have education and experience working with sexual problems, body acceptance, and positive sexuality. I enjoy working with all orientations, genders, and levels of sexual drives without judgment. I am not particularly religious, but I am very spiritual and enjoy discussing spiritual issues.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues

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

License information

CA LCSW 18277


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sam Jenkins. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

He is very understanding and great at his job! Therapy has definitely helped me in all aspects of my life and I will always be grateful for having an amazing therapist!

Written on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Sam for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

Sam is the bee's knees, the cat's pajamas, the epitome of chill vibes

Written on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with Sam for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Seriously the best councelor/therapist I have ever had! And I've been in some kind of therapy off and on since I was 3 years old. Sam gets me.

Written on Apr 23, 2019 after therapy with Sam for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Sam is the best! He is supportive and understanding and is great at checking up on me and helping me keep on track with my goals.

Written on Feb 10, 2019 after therapy with Sam for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

Sam is a dream to work with! He's open to talking about everything and moving at a pace that works for you. He's very flexible with phone, video, and chat!

Written on Sep 30, 2018 after therapy with Sam for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

Sam is the therapist to always listen with a caring ear and an open mind. His heart is big and letting out all the pain and anxiety is easy with his great personality and listening skills. He’s great for any possible place you’re coming from.

Written on Aug 17, 2018 after therapy with Sam for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and career