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Samantha Dehring, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

A Master-level Social Worker, and clinical mental health and substance abuse therapist, with special certification from The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute’s Advanced Training in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program, and honorably discharged 1LT Behavioral Health Science Officer of the Michigan National Guard.

People are more than a mere diagnosis or behavior. They are a vast sum of their mind, body and spirit, of memories, heredity, beliefs, environment, experiences, emotions, strengths, weaknesses, fears, hopes, dreams and desires, successes and failures. This sum of body, mind and spirit combines to form the root system of either growth and progress or toxicity and stagnation in the present.

I aim to provide a gateway to self-awareness, sobriety, empowerment, freedom from addiction and a kaleidoscope of mental illnesses.

I won’t pathologize you, but instead seek to understand you from a multi-faceted lens to help you better achieve your goals and improve the quality of your life.

I am interested in you, and in raising you to your highest standard, in helping you overcome your pain, grief, addiction, fear or sense of powerlessness.

I often learn just as much from my patients as they learn about themselves throughout the therapeutic process. I am human and prone to err; however, I am not above learning unfamiliar concepts, ideologies, philosophies, practices or preferences. I am committed to educating myself on any sphere of identity which my patients hold as valuable in order to enrich the therapeutic alliance and foster a deeper sense of rapport. In order to truly help another, I believe, strongly, it is the principal job of the therapist to take the time and rigor to truly understand the patient's world, perspective, value system and belief structure. This is integral to the treatment process.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LMSW 6801096820


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

Samantha is the best therapist I've ever had. I am grateful every day that she's been able to help me see myself more clearly and guide me to be me.

Written on Aug 21, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

I love Sam! ❤️

Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Working with Samantha has been so wonderful. She has helped me in so many ways and I would strongly recommend anyone considering working with her!

Written on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 1 year on issues concerning lgbt, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Samantha has been a light in the dark space that has been my pain. She listens intently, and acknowledges the space I am in with no judgement, and kindly leads me to ask myself the questions that lead me to healing places. I feel empowered with her on my side.

Written on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue