Samantha Acosta

(LIMHP, LMFT)

About Me

Hello-

My name is Samantha Acosta I am a Licensed independent Mental Health Practitioner(LIMHP) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist(LMFT) in the state of Nebraska, and a LMFT in the state of Utah. I started my practice in a community mental health agency in the state of Utah gaining perspective and understanding of how poverty, addiction and Trauma, can truly impact a family dynamic. I have worked with families and individuals who have experienced anxiety, depression, abuse/neglect, parenting difficulties, addiction, stress, loss, and the frustrations of life.

I would describe my approach as empathetic, warm, goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution focused therapy, and Motivational interviewing to help my clients set goals and objectives, work through their traumas, and feel empowered once they have met their goals.

I earned my Bachelors Degree at Cal State University Fullerton, California in Child and Adolescent Development. Then went on to earn my Masters Degree from Argosy University, Utah in Marriage and Family Therapy.

I have been married for 12 years and we have 3 children. Both my husband and I work so navigating work and family life is always a task I can truly relate to.

I look forward to talking with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LIMHP #1858 (Expires: 2020-09-30)

LMFT #192 (Expires: 2020-09-30)

LMFT #7967230-3902 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

Written by C.I. on Nov 11, 2019 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Samantha has taken the time to make me feel validated. She has offered ways to help me and they are working. I did not know I could feel better in just a couple weeks. I wish I would have done this sooner.

Written by N.A. on Oct 28, 2019 after counseling with Samantha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Samantha respects what I have to say. She listens and helps me understand my thoughts and feelings. I feel comfortable talking with her and I’m confident she knows what she’s doing.

Written by E.N. on Oct 02, 2019 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I’ve only had one session with her, but she immediately began trying to understand and come up with physical solutions to my issues, which is something counselors in the past have not done for me.

Written by A.S. on Aug 15, 2019 after counseling with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love talking with Samantha! She has a very soothing voice and always allows you to finish talking. She always has great ways of encouraging better thought patterns and suggestions on how to handle situations.

Written by R.A. on Jul 15, 2019 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders

I'm confident that this will be a positive and helpful experience. She is a fantastic therapist.

Written by M.A. on Jul 12, 2019 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I was a little hesitant to use this service, until I had my first video call with Samantha. I felt so understood and I felt we are off to a great start. She set a precedent for a great balance between setting actionable goals and listening and empathizing. I would recommend her to anyone!