I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Idaho with 6 years of professional counseling experience. I have been in the field of helping others for more than 15 years in various roles. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, self-harm and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My therapy style is warm and interactive with a dash of humor thrown in. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution focused, and dialectical behavioral therapy approaches in a strengths based, nonjudgmental way. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ID LCSW LCSW-42173
I have been through several different types of therapy over the last 4 years and out of those professionals , Samantha has helped me more than anyone I’ve seen. Not only with my mental health but also with my self perspective, confidence, communication skills, and personally, a new curiosity for life. She has helped me heal and grow. And quickly, might I add. I am so grateful for the progress I have made on my journey thus far, after searching a long time for Samantha’s expertise and compassion.
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, and adhd