Samantha attended the University of Scranton, where she earned her B.S. in Counseling and Human Services with a concentration in Women’s Studies. She has experience working with individuals struggling with various trauma, at risk youth and adolescents, as well as drug and alcohol abuse. Her time working within a Residential Treatment Center inspired her pursuit of her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Spirituality at Monmouth University. Samantha was drawn toward the total body healing modalities at Integrated Care Concepts as mind-body approaches have acted as a huge catalyst in her own personal growth. She looks forward to continuing to grow both personally and professionally during her time interning at Integrated Care Concepts.
Samantha’s own journey of navigating the trials and tribulations of life was what drew her into the field of counseling. However, it was within her journey of recognizing that her negative experiences do not define her, is what truly motivated her to be a professional counselor. Samantha is a firm believer in the idea of post-traumatic growth over post-traumatic stress and her life experiences have helped her develop strong empathy, genuineness and positive regard toward others. Samantha believes that the “magic” happens in counseling once the client recognizes that they are truly the expert of their life, and that they have all the necessary internal resources to help them heal and grow. She understands that sometimes, all a person truly needs is someone to support them and guide them through that process of self-discovery and healing.