I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania with over 6 years of experience working with individuals with substance abuse, including individuals who are incarcerated. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, self esteem, as well as unresolved trauma.
My counseling style is conversational and interactive- I do not want you to feel stifled or like there is anything you can't say to me. I believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity, and I pride myself on unfaltering honesty as I believe it is the cornerstone of good communication.
It takes courage to seek counseling, to begin working on yourself, and to set goals for the future you hope to create. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you the best that I can.
I look forward to getting to know you, and to working together to meet your goals!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC011740
She is an amazing counselor who listens to me and gives me sound information on how to help my issues.
Written on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Sam has been incredible. She has helped me get my thoughts in order not only regarding my relationships with others, but with myself. Having her in my pocket, so to speak, has been a priceless resource.
Written on Nov 16, 2019 after therapy with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
I am extremely impressed with Samantha so far. I've only been doing online counseling for a few weeks but I already feel like I am benefiting from her and this program. It's hard finding a real person in this line of work and Samantha is a breath of fresh air.
Written on Oct 18, 2019 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd