*Samantha is accepting new clients ages 14+ and has limited availability. Please contact us to inquire about availability.
Meet Samantha (she/her/hers)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Hello and welcome! Supporting individuals through the ups and downs of their stress and anxiety is my jam. I absolutely love this work and I think it's extremely important for you to have a supportive space where you can build an awareness and understanding of what's fueling your stress and anxiety, how exactly your anxiety is showing up in your everyday life, and what you can do about it. I'm a fellow anxious perfectionist, so I truly get it and when I tell you that I understand or I hear you, I definitely do. This is why I'm so passionate about this specific area of counseling and why I do this work.
My clients appreciate my warm and inviting, yet direct and straightforward approach. I show up as my authentic self and I am extremely transparent. As a fellow being undergoing my own mental health journey, I seek to validate your experiences by sharing space with you as someone who can truly understand your difficulties. I am an active participant in your therapy and I will not tip-toe around your challenges. Your time is valuable and I want you to get the most out of your therapeutic journey.
Yes, I have a fancy degree from an accredited college. I even went through several painstaking years of supervision and work experience to gain my professional title - you can read about my credentials and experience below. What is most important for you to know is that I will support and encourage you in a way that works best for your growth and healing process.
In my free time, I enjoy cuddling with my orange tabbies, reading a great belly-laugh book, a strong cup of coffee, exploring the wonders of the world, knitting scarfs, artsy projects and plenty of sweets.
Regardless of who you are, where you are from, or where you happen to be on your journey, you are welcome here.
Minnesota Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Master of Science in Education in Community Counseling
Therapeutic interventions for teenagers with severe emotional and behavioral disturbances in day treatment and residential settings
Group therapy for adolescents to promote skills in communication, coping, relaxation, relationships and self-esteem.
In-home therapeutic interventions for children with Autism and their parents
Outpatient therapy for children, teens, adults and families with social, behavioral and emotional difficulties
Therapeutic skills and coaching for parents of children with behavioral and emotional disturbances and cognitive impairments.
Therapy for teens, young adults, college students and professionals to help address concerns related to heightened or chronic stress and anxiety.
10+ years of therapeutic experience working with teens and adults.
Coping and emotion regulation coaching for highly sensitive/highly attuned persons.
I am an integrative and holistic therapist. Depending on the concerns I am treating, I may incorporate several evidence-based treatment models into the therapeutic process. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to healing, so the models I pull from are dependent upon your unique needs and healing process. Here are the most common approaches I use:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I have received specialized training in treating every person as a whole, and I help clients heal by taking the entire human being and their life experiences into consideration for assessment and treatment purposes. The goal is to help you get unstuck, implement that changes you are seeking, and strike a balance in taking care of yourself.
If you are ready to take the next step, we invite you to connect with us. Samantha offers a free 15-minute phone or video consultation so you can get a feel for whether she is a good fit for your unique needs.
If you’re interested in learning more, contact us. We'd love to help you get started!