I believe in the inherent value and worth of people so I use evidence based treatments with a warm and compassionate approach to provide quality care for my clients. I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Maryland with over 9 years of clinical experience and was active duty in the Navy for over 11 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. By using my specialized training, I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma including physical trauma, sexual trauma, emotional abuse, and combat exposure.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducation, and mindfulness practice. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK 24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Co-morbidity , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Gender Dysphoria , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW-C #17668 (Expires: 2022-10-31)
I’ve made so much progress in the past 10 months. Mrs. Petersen has been so helpful and supportive through all of this.
Samantha has a keen ability to match my tone, style of communication, and ensuring that I feel heard and understood. She answers in a timely manner and always seems to have the perfect response to what I'm going through at any given time. Her wisdom and empathy are exactly the support that I needed. She's a rockstar!
Samantha has not been my counselor long but I truly feel she is the best choice for me. I was matched with someone else before her and it just was not a good fit. I clicked with Samantha right away and I’m very happy to have her helping me. She’s very compassionate and responsive. I look forward to more sessions