Samantha (she/her) is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist who provides therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her work with adults includes individual therapy, couple’s therapy, and parent coaching. Samantha received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Marriage Family Therapy from California State University, Chico. In addition to being licensed in Maryland, Samantha maintains her license in California. Samantha started out at Butte County Behavioral Health providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. She was the Wellness, Triage & Referral Clinician who performed assessments/intakes, created IEP/504 Plans, and developed treatment plans for clients with moderate to severe mental health disorders. She was lead clinician and creator of therapy groups which included a teen girls group using relaxation and mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and anxiety, an adolescent boys group to support social skills and emotion regulation, and an adolescent art therapy group to increase coping skills and decrease self-harm behaviors.
In 2016, Samantha completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training in Rishikesh, India. She is a certified yoga instructor and incorporates mindfulness, breathing, and relaxation techniques into her practice to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, and insomnia. She also completed Narrative Therapy Level II Training and training in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) through the Yale Child Study Center. Samantha incorporates therapeutic interventions stemming from Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. She has additional training in PTSD, sexual abuse, substance abuse, and generational/past trauma. Samantha has a therapy dog, Millie, as an option for treatment to support clients during therapy sessions.
Samantha is licensed in Maryland, Virginia and California and currently provides virtual services to residents in these states.