Dr. Samantha Dutra

(EdD, LMHC, NCC)
Therapist Dr. Samantha Dutra Photo

About Me

I am a Doctor of Education, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Scholar-practitioner in the field of counseling psychology with time devoted to clinical practice, research as well as teaching within the higher educational system. My current research and clinical practice especially focuses on self-esteem and anxiety within educational and occupational settings. I have worked in the field of counseling for approximately 10 years. Aside from this practice, I have provided clinical presentations and training's to various organizations such as the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association (MaMHCA), Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE), New England College Personnel Association (NECPA), and the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE). I have a range of clinical practice in treating children, adults and the elderly population.​


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMHC #8782 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by E.M. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Dutra is great and easy to work with. She is good at getting to know her clients and their individual needs.

Written by E.R. on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and parenting issues

Sam is great, very attentive and is a great listener!

Written by A.L. on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Dutra was a good therapist for me. She was professional and friendly. She was also very understanding and listened to what I was saying and gave genuine advice.

Written by S.U. on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Professional and caring. 10 out of 10 would recommend.

Written by R.A. on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Dutra was wonderful to work with. She was great at helping me to identify goals and has given me some excellent tools that I can continue to implement in my life. I have felt less anxious and found I have been able to talk to myself in a more positive manner and identify some anxiety triggers.

Written by C.O. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Very thoughtful, kind, respectful in response. Really try’s to understand how things work for me.

Written by K.I. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks

Dr. Samantha has been great in our sessions and is very supportive. She has helped me with tools to handle different situations and reaches out to check in.

Written by J.E. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Dutra is very skilled and responds to any questions I have quickly with useful resources and relevant follow up question/discussion.

Written by G.A. on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Dutra is a wonderful counselor who listens and is very understanding and kind. I highly recommend.

Written by F.E. on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Sutra is very supportive. I feel very comfortable talking to her about my past and we are making great progress. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking counseling.

Written by A.L. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Excellent, she listens and knows how to create a plan to work for you and your needs. Highly recommend!

Written by B.R. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Excellent!

Written by S.A. on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So far I've had an amazing time explaining and talking my problems out with her. She gives great advice and she's super supportive.

Written by A.N. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Takes the time to find out what really is going on and helps me break down the bigger picture