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Dr. Samantha Haudenschield, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes ADHD
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About me

As a Clinical Psychologist, I have training in a wide range of therapeutic techniques. During my original training I held a dual specialization in Health Psychology (aka Medical Psychology) and adult psychotherapy. I have done rotations working in community mental health centers, college counseling centers, medical practices, forensics, and outpatient clinics.

I have 18 years of experience working with individuals with a variety of concerns ranging from relationship difficulties to severe depression and anxiety disorders (and almost everything in between). I have a special affinity for working with neurodivergent individuals and have experience with a variety of interventions for ADHD in adults of all ages. I have worked to help many people through major life transitions, to develop coping skills to manage stress, to develop self-awareness, and to adjust thoughts and perceptions to support emotion regulation and overall wellbeing.

For the past 16 years I have also taught college-level psychology courses on various topics, including interpersonal relationships; stress, coping, and adjustment; positive psychology; neuroscience; and health psychology. As a result, my therapy interventions are based in research findings that support their use; combined with my own experiences with clients over the years. I view the whole person - including neurological and biological processes, social, and cultural factors - in determining what approaches may work best. My typical focus is on short-term treatment modalities. I work from primarily ACT (acceptance & commitment therapy) perspective, but implement techniques from many approaches to fit the individual and their needs. I believe that each person is unique and therapy cannot take a one-size fits all approach.

It is important to note that I do not have training in specific methods for treating trauma (such as EMDR) and will often decline to treat acute traumatic reactions in a virtual setting. In addition, my schedule sometimes fluctuates from week to week and I cannot guarantee that the same appointment times will be available each week. I do make certain there are enough appointment times available for my current clients, however times and days may be variable.

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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License information

OH Psychologist P.6844


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

Dr. Haudenschield has proven to be a fantastic therapist for me. She come prepared to our sessions, listens closely and offers thoughtful insight. I find her easy to talk with. She is also challenging me with some things which tells me that her therapy is going to help me grow.

Written on May 31, 2024 after therapy with Samantha for 4 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

I highly recommend Dr. Haudenschield. She was the first therapist I was connected with on Better Help, and she was immediately the perfect fit. She is always attentive and listens to my concerns and completely understands my thoughts and feelings, sometimes before I even do. I have made so much progress in my mental and emotional health because of the help she has offered me. She always offers great advice to help change my unhealthy thought patterns. Her genuine and caring energy always makes me feel comfortable with her.

Written on Jan 02, 2024 after therapy with Samantha for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Haudenschield is the best therapist I have ever had. She listens to me without judgement and understands my primary concerns.

Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and adhd

I am really appreciating Dr. H's approach and calmness. I feel safe and supported chatting with her and I am learning a ton through this current round of therapy.

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Haudenschield is the best therapist I have worked with. She is helpful and sensitive to all of my concerns. I am so happy to have found her!

Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Haudenschield was wonderful to work with. She listened to my concerns and was thoughtful and validating in her responses.

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues