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Samantha Blackwell, LCSW, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Arizona, Ohio, Nevada and Virginia and with 18 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.

Professional experience

19yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

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

Services offered

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License information

OR LCSW L14937

OH LISW I.1000111-SUPV


NV LCSW 11209-C

VA LCSW 0904015800


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

Sam is a delight, supportive and caring. I would recommend Sam to anyone who needs a good listener and empathic provider.

Written on Apr 17, 2024 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Respectful and intelligent

Written on Apr 17, 2024 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Instantly clicked. We share deep respect for one another and she knows how to help me with processing, making & meeting goals, and taking time for myself.

Written on Apr 17, 2024 after therapy with Samantha for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is extremely knowledgeable in her field. She has helped me work on unresolved issues that I’ve had for years and without her I never would’ve thought about them from a different point of view. She is always genuinely caring and supportive without judgment. She keeps in touch with me and I never have trouble talking to her when I need to.

Written on Apr 14, 2024 after therapy with Samantha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Sam is a kind, respectful, caring therapist who listens to my concerns. She responds with empathy and challenges me to grow my capacity to be a better communicator.

Written on Mar 23, 2024 after therapy with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

It's only my first session but she made me feel so seen and heard. Very respectful and honest and I really appreciate that

Written on Mar 18, 2024 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem