Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Samantha believes that therapy is seen as a collaborative effort between counselor and client. She feels that in order for people to grow and make progress in therapy, one must be willing to get uncomfortable and face their pain and/or trauma. She considers therapy to be a way for those who are suffering with anxiety, depression, stress, or mental health issues in general to change behavior, thought processes, and perception to make life better. Samantha is here to walk with you along your journey, help you grow and become the “best you”.
As a Mental Health Counselor, Samantha specializes in working with children, families, couples, and adult individuals. She understands that every client’s needs are different and modifies her approach depending on the client’s needs. Samantha uses various therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal, family systems, and reality therapy.
Samantha most commonly works with children with behavior and learning issues, Veterans, trauma, mood disorders, substance abuse issues, adoption/foster care issues, and those suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. She is passionate about helping others in need and providing guidance for those who feel a little lost. Samantha also commonly works with members of the LGBTQ community.
During her internship, Samantha gained much experience working with individuals dealing with substance abuse issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and family discord. Samantha graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology before completing her Masters in Science from Nova Southeastern University in mental health counseling. She is currently a Florida State Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern.
Samantha enjoys spending free time with her family and friends, reading, lounging in the pool, and playing The Sims on her computer.