I am licensed in Ohio and Virginia with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management, and trauma. I have a passion for helping individuals navigate their emotions and life experiences to achieve their personal goals. My approach is personalized and evidence-based, and I utilize techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy to help clients make positive changes in their lives. I believe in a collaborative and non-judgmental approach to therapy and am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment for all clients. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and support you on your journey. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
VA LCSW 0904015800
OH LISW I.1000111-SUPV
I absolutely love Sam! She listens, understands and is empathetic. Her support is very caring and constructive and she’s helped me immensely with my therapy journey!
Written on Nov 14, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
I’ve seen over 10 different therapists throughout my life and I have never had one as validating, caring, genuine, and all around amazing as Samantha. After my initial appointment I was only able to cover a very small fraction of everything I’ve been through and struggle with and even with what little information she had Samantha was able to know what to say and do to make me feel like I was worth something to someone and that I wasn’t alone. She’s the first therapist to not belittle or “play devils advocate” against my childhood trauma and traumas since. She helped me realize that what I’ve been through is not normal for someone who’s only 23 years old and it gave me a sense of strength to hear that someone my age shouldn’t have experienced everything I have yet I’m still here. Samantha will forever and always be the best therapist I have ever had and my favorite by far.
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
She’s been great. Attentive and even reaches out when I forget to. She’s understanding and patient. I appreciate her great advice.
Written on Nov 06, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
She helps me set up small ways I can tackle a big project. She is very supportive.
Written on Nov 06, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
An extremely nice and understanding woman. I have never once felt judged even when explaining my lowest points
Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Very helpful and came up with with creative ways to help me better myself
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd