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Samantha Schwartz, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

Welcome! Are you struggling with problems you can’t seem to manage? Are you having thoughts, feelings or impulses that distress and overwhelm you? I can help you. With more than 25 years of experience as a cognitive-behavioral therapist, I can offer you concrete, evidenced-based strategies for improving your life and achieving your desired outcomes.

One thing I’ve observed over the years is that people often agonize over whether they really need professional help. We all want to feel like we can do it on our own. You may feel intimidated or somehow inadequate when you consider seeking the assistance of a counselor. Don't. In reality strong and capable adults seek assistance regularly. You probably wouldn’t even consider fixing your car or your broken arm without the help of a professional and you’d feel just fine about doing so. Your mental health is no different. High functioning people ask for help when they need it. Sometimes they ask for help just because it makes it easier and faster to accomplish their goals. Like many of life’s hardest tasks, addressing mental health difficulties sooner rather than later usually means avoiding prolonged and unnecessary suffering.

My approach to counseling is collaborative, non-judgmental, supportive and results oriented. Together we can identify your goals and establish specific strategies to help you achieve them.

My professional experience began at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD in the Intensive Psychiatric Services program. Since then, my time has been divided between private practice and hospitals. As is common in these settings, I have extensive experience treating mood, anxiety and addictions as well as people coping with major life changes. Please, don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you believe you could benefit from an expert’s help. You deserve to be the best you can be.

Professional experience

28yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Samantha Schwartz. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have done 8 sessions with Samantha so far, she is a great professional. Very knowledgeable and respectful. She is a great listener. And what I love about her is no judgmental reaction at all. I feel very comfortable to share anything with her. There is one point that I would like to explore more I would like to hear more tecnics to deal with the problem or resolve them eventually.

Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Samantha is amazing. She truly has helped me in ways other therapists havnt. She makes me feel so comfortable and she understands me so well. Shes honest which i appreciate as well. Will always rec her.

Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Samantha is the best therapist I have ever had…and I have had many. She is professional, highly affective and empathetic. I hit the jackpot with finding her on Betterhelp.

Written on Jun 02, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

When I began my journey with my therapist I was a total mess. I felt like no one could help me. Until I went on this website got matched with Samantha Schwartz and I've stuck with her ever since. She helped me work through my depression,anxiety,self confidence and helped me understand that life can be a lot but it is just how we manage it that we start to think hey maybe there is something wonderful here. She has been great. Thank you Samantha for all that you are doing for me. I've seen myself grow into a much better person than when I first met you. I really really do appreciate it so much. ♡♡♡♡♡♡

Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Samantha is very kind and patient but also has no problem be direct to me, which is what I need and asked for. I feel very comfortable to discuss uncomfortable topics. I enjoy working with her.

Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve been enjoying venting about the things that make me anxious, discussing some solutions, and digging deeper into what may have caused all my anxiety in the first place.

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd