My name is Samuel and I have deep respect and admiration for any person willing to seek improvement in a therapeutic environment. I was born in Ethiopia, raised in Maryland. I have worked as a counselor/therapist since 2004 and have had great success working with people to improve their quality of life. My approach to therapy is to treat each person as a unique individual with potential to improve emotional health. Oftentimes, emotional injuries such as abandonment, betrayal, injustice, rejection, humiliation and loss can cause long term damage, preventing us from experiencing peace of mind or joy. Similar to physical injuries, emotional injuries can heal if treated with the proper amount of care and nurture. Therapy is a tool to learn how to heal emotional injuries, and trauma, in order to have the strength to strive towards our ultimate potential. Depression, anxiety, anger and many other symptoms are often the byproduct of unresolved emotional injuries. Also, therapy is able to increase self-awareness in order to form better relationships with loved ones and stop a cycle of despair and self-destructive behavior. I wish you the best in your journey towards wellbeing.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC10486
My experience with Sam has been excellent. I’ve worked with a few therapists before getting arranged with him and he is very good at what he does. He is truly kind and compassionate. I feel comfortable to express even the most difficult things to him. I feel incredibly lucky to have found him here on BetterHelp. I have grown tremendously in my time with him and I sincerely value our sessions. 10/10
Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
My therapist has literally changed the way I see myself and life around me. Mr. Woldemichael has helped me through a difficult time in my life and has given me a renewed since of this will be ok. He has helped me remember that I am more then my mistakes. The decision to come here was not easily made but worth so much more then the cost. I am feeling better about my self and where I am going in life.
Written on Oct 30, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
It was nice to get assigned a Therapist that is so compassionate and understanding. Listens to his clients and makes a game plan to help alleviate any mental health concerns. Strongly recommend. Great human being all around.
Written on Sep 22, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Mr Woldemichael is an excellent therapist - he is thoughtful, compassionate and and very professional. Most important to me it shows that he genuinely cares about what he does. 10++
Written on Aug 18, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 8 months on issues concerning depression, and grief
Listens, understands, great person. Really enjoying every session.
Written on Jul 08, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I have had multiple therapists throughout my adult life and my experience with Samuel has far and away been the best I've ever had. His ability to keep the session on track and connecting whatever current struggles you are experiencing to the larger picture of your past journey and future goals is a rare gift. He maintains this focus while still allowing you the space to process and get your emotions out into the foreground. He radiates genuine compassion, support and empathy. I strongly recommend working with Samuel!
Written on Jun 07, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd