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Meet Samantha

Approach to Therapy

Samantha takes a systemic approach to therapy that centers on insight and connection. One of her goals when working with clients is helping to guide them from a place of confusion and distress to a place of deeper awareness and self-understanding. Samantha believes that we often get caught in the cyclical nature of our problems and struggle to find a way out. In her therapy room, Samantha employs a solutions-focused lens to these cycles and offers alternatives to break their maladaptive patterns. Samantha has experience with residential care for Mood/Anxiety Disorders and Eating Disorders, as well as intensive outpatient programs for Substance Use Disorders. While she specializes in marital/relational issues as a part of Marriage and Family Therapy, her clinical interests also include working with women's issues, grief, eating disorders/body image, trauma/PTSD, and life transitions. She is completing her degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northwestern University, where she continues to feed her deep love of learning.

Clinical Interests & Expertise
  • Lifespan Development - children, adolescents, emerging adults, adulthood

  • Marriages, intimate relationships, families

  • Women's issues: perinatal/postpartum, intimate partner violence, motherhood

  • Grief and Loss  

  • Eating disorders/body image 

  • Trauma/PTSD - sexual abuse/assault, childhood neglect, acute/chronic/complex 

  • Life transitions - divorce, separation, emerging adulthood, premarital counseling, parenting

  • Cultural assimilation  

Education & Training
  • B.A. in Economics with minors in English and Psychology: Loyola University Chicago

  • M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy in progress: Northwestern University

Fun Facts About Samantha
  • Loves to be pretentious about coffee

  • Owns too many personal essay and poetry collections

  • Prides herself on her music taste

Contact Samantha


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