Samantha Schwartz

LCSW

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.




Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LCSW SW10594


Reviews

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.

Written by B.R. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I cannot say enough good things about Samantha. I always feel better after talking with her - I never feel unheard, I never feel like there’s a miscommunication… I always feel respected and like I’m not broken, just needing some help and guidance.

Written by C.Y. on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

She’s the best and she’s mine!!

Written by A.N. on Aug 13, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Samantha is a wonderful therapist. She offers a non judgmental listening ear as well as helpful insight. She’s skilled at pointing out patterns of thought and behavior that I hadn’t been able to recognize myself. I’ve greatly appreciated my time with her.

Written by J.O. on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very understanding and extremely helpful when it come to any questions I may have.

Written by H.A. on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Samantha is a great listener and a great advice-giver. She has helped me look at my situations in a different light and given me food for thought. I always come out of my sessions feeling better and like I have the tools and information I need to work through whatever has been bothering me.

Written by M.E. on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I really love how kind and understanding my therapist is. They make me feel more confident at the end of my sessions. I also feel very comfortable speaking with them on certain issues. I usually get super excited when I have a session.

Written by A.R. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Samantha has been extremely helpful in this process with helping develop better tools with communication and how to handle tough situations daily.

Written by S.A. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Samantha helps in identifying things and guiding me to solutions that deal with my Anxiety

Written by A.N. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Samantha has been attentive and respectful of the things that I go through in life and has helped me over come a lot of my anxieties and continues to help me push through.

Written by R.A. on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She’s the best! Great listener and understands me.

Written by J.A. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 3 weeks on issues concerning sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very knowledgeable....

Written by T.O. on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and anger management

I feel very comfortable with Samantha. She seems to easily relate to my concerns. I like that she thinks outside the box.

Written by B.R. on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Samantha is great. You can tell she has ample knowledge on mental health care. She helps me work through any problem and she always brings a new perspective to the table.

Written by G.L. on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and grief

I feel she listens without judgment

Written by E.M. on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and anger management

Samantha is wonderful!! This is my first time
doing therapy and I was nervous. She made it so easy to open up and she listens and understands. Truly the kindest person too!

Written by Z.E. on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Made a great connection with my therapist, Samantha. She understands, listens and is empathetic. Always makes herself available to me. Highly recommend !

Written by T.I. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Samantha is amazing! She listens and provides valuable tools for coping and thinking through situations. She makes you comfortable to talk to. Her expertise and experience really shows in every session. Highly recommend!!

Written by F.R. on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Samantha Schwartz is incredible. We talked about a large range of things and worked weekly to reach my goals. It was really important to me during the pandemic to have someone to listen and offer me guidance and Samantha was exactly the professional response I needed.

Written by W.E. on Dec 18, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Samantha is kind and encouraging. She helps me understand and process parts of my life that seem very complicated. With her help I, often see how simple they are. Best of all she gives me tools to help me work through those things, so I can interrupt my own destructive cycles. I am so thankful for her.

Written by N.I. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Very understanding and open to talk about self diagnosis research done by patient. Very experienced.

Written by A.M. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Samantha is great! We instantly felt like old friends.

Written by A.N. on Nov 14, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s amazing never thought of seeking therapy but it was the best decision

Written by N.A. on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very nice therapist, knowledgeable and respectful

Written by R.Y. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

This is my first time in therapy and Samatha makes it comfortable for me.

Written by T.R. on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Has helped me develop into a better version of me.

Written by L.A. on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Samantha has only been helping me for a few weeks, but I don't know how I would be able to manage so much without her help. She listens to me but she also responds with advice that isn't pointless where you would normally roll your eyes if someone else said it. She is genuine with her words and gentle with every approach. She asks questions and makes me feel listened. She has become a huge support system during a tragically eventful season.

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