Meet Your Therapist Samantha

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Hi there!

My name is Samantha (feel free to call me Sam or Sammi as well), my pronouns are she/they.

When we are in the thick of depression and anxiety it can feel impossible to cope. Even getting out of bed can seem daunting. The isolation and despair that you feel is unbearable and you deserve to be free from the pain you experience daily. I am passionate about helping clients better understand themselves and the issues they face. I believe using ACT(Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) techniques will help you to live free from the weight of unrelenting thoughts and feelings. You will unlock your passions and grow into the person you know you are meant to be.

Knowing and relating to the queer experience is important to me. I chose to intern with Embrace Authenticity Counseling because it aligns with my values as a clinician. Acceptance is so important for the queer community but we also deserve to be understood, to not have to explain ourselves or validate our existence. As a gender-nonconforming lesbian, I will listen and validate the shit we have to go through on a daily basis just to be seen!

I’m a Professional Counseling Psychology student at Florida International University and My supervisor is Rebecca Keck, LMHC. Rebecca collaborates and support my clinical growth, so when we work together you are also receiving the collective benefit of their experience and expertise. I am looking forward to my expected graduation date of August 2024 so I can continue my growth and obtain my License in Mental Health Counseling.

I like to take a very relaxed, flexible, and collaborative approach to therapy. I make a concerted effort to offer support, empathy, and understanding to queer clients and their experiences.

Start Therapy with Samantha

I am currently open for new clients and accept private pay and Cigna insurance and Cigna EAP.

Embrace Authenticity Counseling, LLC offers Therapy in person in Orlando Florida and via Telehealth. We are located in Orlando across from Kirkman Road in the Regions Bank Building.

We specialize in Trauma, Relationships, ACT, CBT, EMDR Therapy, Somatic therapy, movement & Art Therapy.

Children, teens and adults can access therapy for anxiety, depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD among others. We are Neurodiversity and LGBTQ+ affirming. We serve and represent people of the global majority.