Sam offers a warm, empathic, and nonjudgmental space for clients. As a queer person herself, she has a passion for working with queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming clients. Sam knows how important a good therapeutic experience is, as her own positive experiences in therapy inspired her to become a counselor.
Sam has an integrative approach that relies heavily on psychodynamic and multicultural theories. Through this framework, she looks at the client’s past experiences and how these experiences impact the client in the “here and now,” while paying attention to cultural and systemic factors. Sam also collaborates with each client to integrate the approaches and techniques that work best for them.
Sam holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. She has experience working with adolescents and adults on a wide range of issues including identity, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, body image, low self-esteem, and relationship dynamics.