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, and outpatient clinics.
I have 17 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 12 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 cognitive-behavioral 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.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, 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), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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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.
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
Dr. Haudenschield has made a positive difference in how I feel just by her presence. She allows space for you to express and doesn't rush you. I feel like she cares. She is respectful, insightful, and patient. She offers perspective and solutions, and I strongly believe she would be a great match for most people in search of therapy and healing.
Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is an amazing doctor. She listens and I don’t feel like she is judging which has been a big reason I didn’t start therapy sooner. She is very responsive and gives great advice.
Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Dr. Haudenschield is a compassionate listener. She helped me hone in one my concerns, and get through the clutter in my brain. She gave me useful tools to practice. I always feel calm and collected after a session. Highly recommend her!
Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes