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 from focusing on problems to having a greater understanding of 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 all levels of sexual drives without judgment. I am not particularly religious, but I am very spiritual and enjoy discussing spiritual issues.
- Intimacy-related issues
- Self esteem
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Emptiness , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Self-Love , Sexuality Read more...
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
LCSW #LCS18277 (Expires: 2021-01-01)
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.
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.
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!
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.
Sam is heartfelt guy that listens to you and asks you directed questions to get you thinking if you aren't sure were to even start. I don't feel judged and appreciate his demeanor when he provides support.
Sam has been a wonderful help to me throughout my time working with him! He's the perfect counselor to help with me as I'm discovering who I am in the LGBTQ+ community and as I battle the challenges that I face in my day to day relationships with people and the anxiety that I deal with. He truly listens, remembers, and cares about how I'm doing and that is really wonderful to have through this service where I'm only ever meeting with him virtually. 15/10
He’s very patient, knowledgeable, and above all else understanding. I would definitely recommend anyone I knew to him. He offers a refreshing perspective and truly does his best to help you have the tools to help yourself. That’s is perhaps what I like about him the most. He promotes aproaches that have lasting positive effects.
I have been working with Sam for over a month now, I've had ups and downs, and he's always been there.
Sam has been so helpful to me during a rough time in my life. He asks the right questions in a simple and straightforward way, and his questions have led me to many realizations that allowed me to see a new perspective on my situation. Talking through things with Sam has helped me become stronger and more present, and has made me very thankful that I decided to talk to someone about what I’m struggling with.
Sam is AMAZING!! He is accepting and open and a great listener and his messages are thoughtful and come quickly! He's very insightful and comes up with unique and creative solutions and helpful techniques. He's very easy to talk to and I feel comfortable talking with him about anything. I went through nearly a dozen counselors online before finding Sam and I'm glad I didn't stop trying because he is a unique, insightful and caring counselor!