Samantha Pirnat

(MS, LPC, ACS)

About Me

My name is Samantha Pirnat I am an LPC in the state of New Jersey. I have over ten years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and families. I have a variety of experiences working in diverse settings including, mental health agencies, crisis centers, community outreach programs, domestic violence/rape crisis centers, an Eating Disorder treatment facility, and correctional settings. I have experience working with a variety of adversity; I have work with individuals who are living with severe and persistent mental health diagnoses, eating disorders, self-esteem-related issues, anxiety, and anger management. I believe counseling is most effective with a collaborative approach. I believe it is essential to meet the patient where they are. I utilize a combination of strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed techniques in my therapeutic approach. In my experience, it is beneficial to assist the patient in identifying strengths that are inherent and to help them strengthen their identified strengths to make positive changes towards the goals identified. I focus on cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies in my work. I value creativity and believe my ability to energetically think " outside the box" is an adaptive opportunity for understanding and growth.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #37pc00640400 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Samantha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Samantha is very kind, patient and very smart. I feel truly heard with her. She is always there for me, listens to every single word I have to say, identifies the root of my problems quick and talks me through it no matter what time or day it is and That’s something I respect and appreciate a lot! She is the best!

Written by G.E. on Apr 26, 2021 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really respect her as a person she give great advice and she listens no matter the problem she alway there