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Samuel Parker, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Intimacy-related issues Coaching
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About me

My commitment to helping people heal and grow from personal and family crises has taken me in many directions, from managing human service non-profits to providing direct therapy and treatment.
I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker after getting my MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. I have provided family, group, individual counseling to a variety of clients in various clinical settings since then. I have experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, and other appropriate interventions when working with people suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, and other family and individual crises. I also have experience in Crisis Intervention techniques and Trauma-Focused Treatment. I have worked with individuals who have experienced child abuse, domestic violence, and other forms of trauma throughout my career. These types of problems co-exist with grief and loss and significant relationship issues.
My goal is always to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for the client to begin their journey of healing.

Professional experience

45yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Communication Problems

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

License information

NC LCSW C000461


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Samuel Parker. 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.

I have worked with Sam for 4 years now.He is my emotional support and helps me find my power back first in my relationship and later in my career. He has the magic to spot the red flags at the beginning but he is patient enough to let you keep your own pace to figure out your problem without judgement and pressure.
I don't talk him as often as before. But having Sam reserved as my therapist is my regular practice for in case. He is the best ever.

Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 3 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Second time working with Sam. He’s very attentive and has helped me work through some very complex issues.

Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Samuel for 4 years on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Sam is stellar! I can’t say enough good things about his expertise, insight, and compassion. I feel Sam truly listens and responds to my thoughts and fears in a genuine, helpful manner.

Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Samuel for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

He has been a gift to us as a couple! He really listens & understands what we are going through. We would recommend him !

Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Samuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Sam has gotten me through some of those most difficult times in my adult life. His support amd guidance has helped me gain valuable insight and allowed me to get and stay strong through many personal challenges.

Written on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Samuel for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Sam is a wonderful therapist and person. He is responsive and knows what to say and how to say things so I can hear them. He has gotten me through the most difficult time in my life, I don't know where I would be without his support and guidance.

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Samuel for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coaching