Samantha Morales

(LCSW)

About Me

Welcome!

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas and Montana. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, from the University of New England in 2014, yet have been working within the behavioral health field since 2008. I've been a practicing therapist in hospitals, inpatient and outpatient clinics, military mental health clinics, residential treatment, and private practice in the community. I have extensive experience working with those who are coping with depression, anxiety, grief/loss and trauma. Relationship problems, LGBTQ issues, sex therapy, personality disorders, eating disorders and addictive behaviors are also a specialty of mine. I have experience working with individuals, to include geriatric, adults and adolescents, couples, groups and the military/veteran population.

I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Interpersonal approaches in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. I am client-centered, which allows my clients to take a more active role in our sessions; I am here to support and help guide you along this journey. The most important aspect of therapy is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you are entrusting with your personal struggles. I truly believe we can all grow through our personal experiences by increasing our self-awareness and explore counseling. I carry a non-judgmental, open-mind when someone shares their story with me. With that being said, it would be my privilege to work with you through Hope, Healing and Recovery.

In terms of availability, I check and respond to messages at least twice daily, seven days a week. I offer live chat and phone sessions weekly to include evenings and weekends.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #24794 (Expires: 2021-12-31)

LCSW #65267 (Expires: 2023-07-31)

Other # EL01329 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Reviews

Written by P.R. on Jun 01, 2021 after counseling with Samantha for 2 years and 3 months 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, and adhd

Samantha is so encouraging and really helps me stay mindful when I need to get out of my own head. She is an amazing and empathetic therapist.

Written by N.A. on May 23, 2021 after counseling with Samantha for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

I'm so happy to have Sam as my counsellor. She's always there for me and I can message her whenever I have a question or a problem. She's such an important part of my recovery.

Written by S.E. on May 07, 2021 after counseling with Samantha for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Samantha is an amazing counselor and therapist. She listens to your words, facial expressions, body language, and the unsaid words in between to give you the best advice needed in that moment for long term growth. I have seen her for over a year and I have seen exponential growth in my self-esteem and self-love and also with accepting my mental illnesses and how to navigate life now that I’ve accepted I have them. I am so thankful for her, BetterHelp and Samantha saved my life.

Written by B.E. on Apr 25, 2021 after counseling with Samantha for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Samantha is the best therapist I have ever encountered. She is able to help me cut through the noise and to focus on areas within my control and to remember that I have agency and value. Also, I love that she recommends books and articles which pertain to our conversations.

Written by R.I. on Apr 09, 2021 after counseling with Samantha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I have only seen one therapist in my life and that's Sam, and she's awesome!!

Written by A.M. on Mar 23, 2021 after counseling with Samantha for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My weekly appointments with Samantha are the highlight of my week! I really don’t know how I got along without her before!

Written by J.O. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Samantha for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Samantha is truly the best out there. She is kind, passionate about her work. I can truly feel that she cares

Written by L.Y. on Feb 17, 2021 after counseling with Samantha for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Samantha is wonderful and responsive!

Written by J.O. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sam is awesome! She provides good and new insight into situations that I otherwise would not recognize.

Written by B.A. on Oct 30, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Samantha has an ability to come up with suggestions to help moving past "stuck", useful, concrete ideas, that are hugely valuable. Tips and techniques that really helped me get out of my COVID stuck and back into action. She's great - we did all online, but she really listens when she reads, and draws out useful help. I highly recommend her!!!

Written by L.I. on Oct 21, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

My time with Samantha has been great. She's a very supportive and respectful counselor, and she's been a very helpful asset in my recovery. I just hope my next counselor is as awesome as she is!

Written by H.E. on Oct 02, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 2 months

Samantha has been such a big help with helping me with a situation I wasn't sure how to deal with. She has been compassionate and understanding. She has always been on my side and has never discouraged me. I really enjoy talking with her

Written by B.R. on Aug 08, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Sam listens intently and responds with very genuine and valuable feedback. I would highly recommend!

Written by J.A. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She is honestly the biggest godsend of my life when it comes to therapy. She listens very well and honestly has given me many answers that most in person therapist could not. And a lot of the things I have explained going on in my head most therapist did not understand but she did. She backed it up with valid information and was very empathetic and kind it made me feel like I definitely had somewhere to go in my life and not just a circle

Written by A.N. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 1 month

She is very nice, she listens and offers support and guidance. Very happy to work with her.

Written by R.E. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Samantha perfectly combines engaged listening and offering insight/suggestions. I am well versed in therapy and mental/emotional health research so I want someone able to speak to various theories and research in a meaningful way, as she does. Very happy for her compassion and care.

Written by R.A. on Jun 28, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Very helpful

Written by B.I. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

First time i spoke to Samantha i was much comfortable to open up with her. She will listen to your concern and try to guide you using all the tools she have on her possession.
I also feel much better after having conversation with her. Thank you Samantha for the work you do.

Written by R.Y. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sam is great and very patient and understanding. She really respects you and is a very thoughtful person.

Written by E.R. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Samantha makes me feel confident with expressing things I normally wouldn't to other people without fear of being denied of helpful and insightful guidance. I've seen many therapists in the past and she is definitely top tier.

Written by E.L. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Samantha has been amazing... I have had lots of ups and downs and she has been a rock during very hard times. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by V.A. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Samantha is awesome! We have been working together for almost a year and she has been a supporting role that everyone needs in there life! She is always there and consistent with her work. Thank you!

Written by B.R. on Nov 13, 2019 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Samantha is the best clinician I have ever worked with. This platform for mental health care makes it even better. She is so responsive to messages and is consistent and thoughtful in getting back to me. I appreciate her very much and her expertise.

Written by A.L. on Oct 22, 2019 after counseling with Samantha for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Sam is amazing. She is understanding and compassionate.

Written by B.E. on Aug 15, 2019 after counseling with Samantha for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Samantha shows concern by following up. She is proactive in her approach to therapy and makes you feel cared for.

Written by A.S. on Apr 09, 2019 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Samantha has been really helpful in the short time I’ve been able to speak to her to help me see things more clearly.

Written by A.'. on Feb 26, 2019 after counseling with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

I benefit a lot from my sessions with Samantha. After about 2 months having sessions with her, I think I’ve become clear about most of my problems. It’s life changing. Recommended!

Written by K.A. on Nov 30, 2018 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Samantha is incredibly understanding. She is so talented at pinpointing and articulating concerns that I am not able to for myself and then providing meaningful solutions. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by J.E. on Oct 15, 2018 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She was a great help and very professional. I was taught things that I never even realized before. Strongly recommend.

Written by M.I. on Oct 13, 2018 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Samantha is extremely helpful and engaging it’s amazing how fast the sessions go. She is extremely easy to talk to and gives good feedback.

Written by B.R. on Oct 11, 2018 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and intimacy-related issues

She’s great- she turned my life around!