Samantha Contreras

(LCSW)
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About Me

Facing difficult emotional and interpersonal challenges in our lives can be frightening, but can also be a time for growth and healing. Talking with someone who listens without judgement, understands your concerns and helps you clarify issues can be invaluable. I am a culturally competent therapist working with various population having experience with serving the LGBTQ community, adolescents, adults, couples, veterans, and those suffering from chronic illness.
My therapeutic approach is solution focused and I utilize multiple modalities to best fit individual needs. I implement evidence based therapy techniques such as; mindfulness based interventions, IBCT, CBT, ACT and DBT to aid in behavior modification. I employ a variety of widely researched and effective therapeutic approaches to address symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relational problems and/or other life stressors or concerns.
My personal and professional life has been dedicated to helping others and I am truly passionate about my work. My role as a therapist is to support you and to challenge you on your path to self-improvement and self-empowerment. Through a collaborative process, we can explore and address the underlying causes of problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings and relationship issues. I have experience working with the full spectrum of emotional and behavioral issues and together we can begin the process of healing.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW-18309 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by A.M. on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Samantha has been a wonderful counselor and support for me.