About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and have been practicing therapy since 2011. I have experience working with teens, and adults who come to therapy for substance abuse, anxiety, depression, traumatic life events, and other issues that make it difficult to reach their goals. I am trained in several evidence-based approaches including motivational Interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, person-centered therapy, and mindfulness techniques.

My approach is warm and down-to-earth, and uses perspectives and tools from many styles of therapy so that I can tailor a unique approach together with you. I believe that therapy is an important opportunity in which to feel seen, heard, and validated, practice new skills for living, and deepen our insight into patterns of unhelpful thinking or doing. In my work, I strive to be clear, honest, and genuine as we learn about your reality in a manner that feels comfortable for you.

Thank you for taking this next step toward feeling better. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #102232 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with Sam for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Sam always seems to understand what I am going through better than I do. He always seems to incorporate things that we have learned into my current life. I am so grateful to be able to speak with him regularly. Thank you for everything you do Sam!

Written by G.. on Nov 06, 2020 after counseling with Sam for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Sam is understanding and caring, and has been helpful during the times I've needed guidance the most. I always walked away feeling a bit better with myself, and much better than I started the session. He never makes you feel like just a number and provides time and patience during the sessions - I appreciated this the most.

Written by H.A. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Sam for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Sam is a wonderful therapist who listens Intently and actually cares. He constantly supports and assists me when I need it and I know I can always rely on getting in touch with him.