At the impressionable age of thirteen, I remember listening to my mother and sister talk about their interest in psychology. They mentioned that being a therapist sounded interesting, and without a pause I asked, “Why would you want to listen to other people’s problems?” They both laughed and pointed out that I already did that regularly for my family and friends.
As the years passed, I noticed that friends and family regularly shared their challenges with me and I enjoyed being able to help them! Sometimes this called for advice, insight, a kind word or even a dose of truth, and that’s what therapy is all about! From then on, I knew that I wanted to create a career focused on helping others and I directed my career path to fulfill that dream. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree of Arts in Counseling, and acquired my professional license for mental health counseling.
Since then, I have worked in a psychological services center, as a Middle School counselor, and as an adolescent mental hospital therapist. For the last 5 years I have been working with patients with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues. This range of exposure has taught me much about what motivates people, what hinders them, and how I can help them to achieve their goals.
That is what brought me here, those were my lemons. What are yours?
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
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Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Ms. Napoli is an excellent therapist who seemed to “get” me right away, although she took her time to really get to know my life and my situation before making recommendations or providing insights. I felt respected by that process, and it eventually made me feel comfortable sharing things I have never shared with anyone, which by itself is a pretty big deal.
She is smart, quick, and empathetic. Just the right combination of understanding and challenging. She really cuts through the noise and hells me see things clearly, which has been a huge help. I couldn’t recommend her more.
Samantha has been a great help to me. She’s intelligent, supportive and challenging in a constructive way, not to mention timely and accessible. She is also always able to point me towards helpful resources and, most importantly, is an amazing listener. I would highly recommend her!
She’s a great person that takes the time to slowly dig into the root issues. Really happy we met