Samara Basilone


About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut and have over 13 years experience. I earned my Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Long Island University and have worked in various agencies focusing on a person-centered approach to helping others. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use issues, parental/relationship concerns as well as career challenges.

I believe in positive thinking and will encourage you every step of the way. I treat everyone with respect and compassion and do not believe in putting others down or labeling. I use various techniques including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and solution based counseling. However, my goal is to work with you and tailor our treatment plan to your specific needs.

I know that you are strong simply because you took the first major step towards making a change. I would be honored to help support you and guide you in this journey.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #2887 (Expires: 2020-08-31)


Written by S.A. on Feb 05, 2018 after counseling with Samara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

I find this format very convenient and helpful for issues I struggle with day to day.

Written by H.E. on Dec 22, 2017 after counseling with Samara for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career

Samara is always very available and easy to talk to. She also gave me good extra material (like spreadsheets and a diary) to work on my issues on a daily basis.

Written by L.E. on Oct 21, 2017 after counseling with Samara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Samara has been truly professional and supportive. She listens to my concerns and responds calmly with clear instructions to help guide my thinking and support my healing and growth. Her non-judgmental and gentle approach is helping me find my way back to balance. I'm truly glad that I have given therapy through BetterHelp and with Samara a go. I'm feeling stronger everyday.