My mission is to create a space where you can warmly welcome every facet of your being. In this journey, I hope to collaboratively forge a foundation of authenticity and empathy with my clients, ultimately fortifying the connections you cherish in your personal life. Together, we can embark on an exploration of your inner self and the interconnectedness with the world around you.
I believe that human beings flourish when they experience the support of others. I am an advocate for the transformative process of facing and embracing the intricate and challenging aspects of ourselves. As we navigate this together, we will hold not only ourselves but also each other with a profound sense of understanding and complexity.
Sam specializes in…
- Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
- Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Disability Minor
- Masters of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy
Since I was young I have found fulfillment in connecting with all people. I am dedicated to fostering an environment where the richness of human expression and experience thrives in every room I enter. As social beings, we often adapt to the expectations of the groups and societal norms that surround us. My passion lies in helping people forge meaningful relationships with those whose experiences differ from their own, cultivating a deep appreciation for every facet of ourselves.
In my personal journey, I once struggled with a profound fear of engaging in conversations about gender, sexuality, and intimacy. However, I have since discovered immeasurable joy and fulfillment in the exploration of gender expression, the limitless realms of sexuality, and the playful exploration of the intricate and endlessly fascinating world of human intimacy. I love partnering with individuals and couples to invite these transformative dialogues into their lives and revel in the process of embracing the beautifully messy aspects of our existence. Together, we can create a safe and nurturing space to celebrate our unique quirks and idiosyncrasies.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in a Narrative-based lens, which entails exploring the stories we carry. I firmly believe that these narratives are interwoven through generations (Intergenerational Family Therapy) and embedded within our very bodies (Mindfulness). I am particularly drawn to understanding how different aspects of our inner selves are shaped by these narratives (Internal Family Systems) and how these facets express their emotions within our relationships and in our interactions with the world around us (Emotionally-Focused Therapy).
Outside of the therapy room, you’ll often find me immersed in science fiction novels, jumping into rivers, crafting art sculptures from found objects, painting, or playing with the goats on my friend’s farm.