I am a mature (55+) woman with excellent professional training and a wealth of life experience. My Masters Degree in Social Work is from Boston University. I have been a clinician in the mental health, medical, geriatric care and hospice settings, and have had a private practice of Psychotherapy for more than twenty years. I also do Life Coaching. The work we do together will be customized to fit your needs.
My take on counseling is that it is, basically, a conversation, and it's all about you. You tell me what is going on for you while I "listen." (My name, Samantha, by the way, happens to mean "the woman who listens." I will probably ask you a few questions to help me understand you better. As we "talk" this way, using the on-line messaging system, you will find yourself feeling more and more clear about what is and is not working for you in your life, what you would like to change, and how best to do it. I can give you advice if you want it, and you can take it or reject it. Our shared goal is to get your life moving in a direction that will bring you greater happiness and satisfaction.
I became a counselor because I have found it to be a wonderful, personal, highly effective way to help people to get through lifeâ€™s challenging times and come out the other side feeling better, happier, and encouraged about the future.
You can check me out at my website, www.LifeCoachSamantha.com (You will need to copy the url and paste it into the search bar of your web browser.)
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Self esteem, Career
LCSW #SW 13265 (Expires: 2019-04-30)
LICSW #1028961 (Expires: 2018-10-31)
Samantha has helped me through my hardest times and I can't recommended her enough. She has been deeply kind, emphatic, respectful, and is always there to listen no matter what. Love her <3
Samantha White has been extremely efficient. She guides me into helping me help myself, which is an extremely beneficial and admirable character trait to have in the field she's in. She asks questions that allow me to answer questions that I already have the answers to, and supports me throughout it. I'm a very anxious individual, and at those times she made sure to send back detailed messages that are reassuring, honest and helpful.
Samantha is very understanding and to the point. She provides perfect examples and how to resolve the issue. She's great at explaining the underlining issue. She goes at great lengths on how to tackle the dilemma. I highly recommend her with anyone who has communication issues with a partner to family issues.
I'm very glad I connected with Samantha. She asks good questions, is empathetic, and kind. She makes me think, and feel less alone with my challenges. Samantha is also very prompt with her replies which is so appreciated. Good match, thank you, Samantha and Better Help :) .
Very open to any type of conversation we have. Always accessible and responds really quickly. A lot of good things to take from our conversations.
Samantha really listened to my endless list of problems and gave me the guidance as advice that I needed.
Samantha is great! She's attentive, responsive and helpful. I was skeptical about this online service at first, but tried it free for the first week and then wanted to continue. I never felt the need to consider changing counselors. I highly recommend her!
I am a middle aged man with long term severe depression. Samantha White was a remarkably good match. I didn't have high expectations, as I have previously found therapy to be a pleasant but not very helpful exercise. I am in the midst of major changes, and she has provided real insight and understanding. Five stars might seem like an exaggeration, but she has been that helpful in my current situation.
Samantha is very helpful. She is a good listener and has very good advice about relationships.
Samantha White has been extremely helpful to me during a painful, transitional period (the loss of a job) of my life. I look forward to her emails that are packed full of outstanding insight. Thank you, Samantha.
Samantha is a perfect fit for me. She understands me and the things I am going, or have gone, through. Her insights have been right on. She really looks beyond the written words and identifies the underlying issues with an amazing clarity. I am glad I found her on this site. I couldn't ask for anyone better for me.
Thank you so much for all your help Samantha!!!
Samantha really helped me make sense of my feelings and emotions and gave me clear and simple steps to move forward and deal with my anxiety better. Breaking it down with Samantha made it a lot less intimidating and I have a lot more confidence to face uncertainties in the future. I highly recommend Samantha!
Samantha was a life saver. She got RIGHT to what was the issue and helped me see my part and how I could effect what was happening in my life. Sometimes its all about perspective, a listening ear and care. Samantha did all of these, plus really made me feel comfortable and that she really understood me as an individual. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome therapist...the BEST I have had in all my years of counseling.
Compassionate, encouraging, yet challenges me to look at things in a new lights :) I appreciate having her there to talk to.