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Samantha Whelan, LCMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

Hello! My name is Samantha Whelan and I am an LPC currently licensed in Oklahoma, Alabama, and New Hampshire with 12 years of professional experience. I decided to take a sabbatical to raise my two children while continuing to keep up with professional development thru continuing education. During these years the ups and downs of everyday life with family, kids, and friends gave me more insight into personal life struggles than I could have acquired by only reading a textbook or sitting in my office. I consider it one of the greatest honors of my life to be able to help people who may be experiencing a personal, family, or relational challenge by providing support, practical feedback, skills-sets and tools that I have acquired in my many years of conducting group and individual psychotherapy sessions.

The majority of my professional counseling career was spent prior to the birth of my children. This period of intense focus on my development as a counselor provided me with the chance to develop the capacity to exhibit sympathy and accurate empathy when working with some of society's most challenging circumstances. During this critical time of professional growth, I had the distinct honor to work with people struggling with the grip of addiction and mental health challenges. Because of the bio-psycho-social nature of the disease of addiction, I was challenged to become competent in addressing a myriad of my clients social, emotional, spiritual, physical, legal, familial, and financial issues caused by the trauma of unhealthy habits and poor decision making.

It was during these early years that I developed my own personal style of counseling and psychotherapy. This style of therapy is deeply rooted in the discipline of cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral theory, motivational interviewing, and client centered therapy . These styles allow both you and I to work together during our therapy sessions. I would also like to mention that I myself have been where you are. I have sought out counseling as well and as a counselor myself I had very high standards. I feel like this experience also gave me such great insight into what it felt like to be "on the other side of the desk" and I truly knew how it felt to be heard and validated and I hope that I can make my clients feel the same way.

It is my belief that most individuals fall somewhere along a continuum of change. Many times a person’s lack of awareness of where they might be placed on this continuum is a starting point for our counseling sessions. Change doesn't happen overnight. But, my hope for you is that we can find out what you would like to improve and find out what types of behavior change need to happen in order for you to accomplish your personal growth goals in a safe, confidential setting. Always remember your agenda is my agenda.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Commitment Issues, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

NH LCMHC 3037

AL LPC LPC02051

AZ LPC 22349

OK LPC LPC07275

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Samantha Whelan. 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 worked with Samantha for two and a half year and the amount of progress I've made has been incredible. Samantha is a great listener and the tools and resources she suggest are incredibly valuable. I have always felt like she was a team member on my side to help me through hard decisions. She's a very skilled therapist who always goes the extra mile.

Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Samantha for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Samantha is always available for messages or chatting at anytime I have needed and works great with my needs for scheduling. She is great and is always understanding

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Samantha has been a literal godsend. She’s helped me get through so many difficulties and guides me daily. She’s the absolute best.

Written on Aug 28, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Samantha,

You are amazing and I am very grateful for you and to you. It amazes me how real of a person you are as a therapist and how much I trust you. You are like a family member to me and someone I think very highly of. I think you are a wonderful person.

I thank you also for the opportunity to be grateful and to feel gratitude. Sometimes it makes me emotional just thinking about it and I feel warmth in my heart.

You are no doubt a blessing to me and I'm sure everyone else who is lucky enough to have you as their therapist

Written on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and lgbt

I really enjoy working with Samantha and I have found she has helped me in many areas of my life. Just having someone to work through some harder areas of my life with has made all the difference.

Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I started working with Samantha when I most needed her in my life. I was dealing with a really toxic relationship and was struggling to see things clearly. She helped me see straight and gave me the confidence to stand up for myself and my beliefs. She helped me in the aftermath of the relationship to get back on my feet and start living the life I deserve. I couldn't recommend her enough!

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd