Sam Parker


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.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Coaching

I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #C000461 (Expires: 2019-06-30)


Written by P.R. on Oct 18, 2018 after counseling with Sam for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

I really appreciated Sam's help. He's been extremely understanding and encouraging in his support, in reaching out to me, and also helping me to understand my situation.

Written by K.A. on Oct 18, 2018 after counseling with Sam for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Sam has been incredibly understanding and helpful. There were several things I was apprehensive about sharing, but he has been completely professional and nonjudgmental. His responses are timely and I really appreciate how much he has helped me process.

Written by M.I. on Oct 14, 2018 after counseling with Sam for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Sam, in a sort period of time has become my best friend, my big brothers shoulder to cry on, yet he gives me strength and affirmation which I so need to hear. I am amazed at how quickly he learned how my mind was seeing my reality, in a few words he makes me feel " I can do this. "

Written by A.M. on Jul 10, 2018 after counseling with Sam for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Absolutely amazing counselor. He is genuine and caring, listens and offers insight. He has greatly helped me through this difficult time.

Written by R.O. on Jun 06, 2018 after counseling with Sam for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Sams experience, professionalism and care were evident from the very first session. BetterHelp is blessed to have such an experienced and wise counselor on their staff.