Hello! I am Samuel Means, a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania with 15 years of experience working with adults and adolescents to help them resolve or mitigate their mental health challenges.
I bring a broad background of experiences to the therapy session through work in the human services field. Over the course of my experience in the mental health field I have helped numerous clients either abate or resolve their social and emotional issues from the use of multiple theoretical approaches in counseling. A major component of my expertise and training is the integration of multiple disciplines in providing the best services to client. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and ordained minister I feel that I am uniquely qualified to address spiritual, cultural, emotional and mental aspects of a persons presenting problem.
I tend to view all clients as singularly unique in their particular needs as we enter into a safe place where their spiritual, emotional, mental and physical well-being is addressed as they move along their process of change.
I believe in the Rogerian position that each person has the capacity within themselves to make the changes needed for a positive outcome in therapy. I view my job as a facilitator who help give insights into your strengths that will enable them to make the necessary change that they want to see in themselves.
A basic tenant that I use in therapy is humor which helps to break the tension of sharing a problem and to introduce a concept or idea into the conversation (to clarify a point).
Trauma and Abuse
Also experienced in:
TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy); Cognitive Therapy; CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC008155
Most knowledgeable and understanding therapist I have ever had.
Written on Jun 23, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Super awesome, he is tentative even when my words or thoughts seem unorganized and erratic . Helped me see a perspective and work towards improvement.
Written on Jun 09, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Very informative, but willing to push back if he sees that you're going about something in it and incorrect or uninformed manner. Provided me with lots of tools to cope with the issues I have and I am greatly appreciative of it. Was even going to go above and beyond the issues I have just out of request or intrigue.
Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
He was attentive
Written on Mar 25, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Excellent therapist. Very resourceful, understanding and follows up often.
Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Mr. Samuel really gave me so many gems and jewels to work with in our short period of time together. He really has scratched the surface on some of my issues in such a short time span and I'm excited to see what happens next as we dig deeper.
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd