Samantha Grimaldi, MS, LAC

Licensed Associate Counselor

732-389-0697 Extension: 849

Samantha earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling and Human Services with a concentration in Women’s Studies from the University of Scranton in 2014. Samantha then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University in 2018. Samantha is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and she is currently in process of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Samantha has experience working in the following treatment settings; community outreach, residential treatment, partial care, intensive outpatient (IOP), early intervention support services (EISS), crisis stabilization and outpatient services. Samantha has clinical experience working with individuals struggling with various mental health and co-occurring disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Samantha’s work has a strong emphasis on spirituality, mindfulness and self-compassion.

When interacting with clients, Samantha seeks to remain curious, while listening compassionately and cultivating thoughtful speech. Integrating multiple counseling theories and techniques in order to meet client needs, Samantha works primarily through a client-centered and trauma-informed lens. Samantha believes that her clients inherently have the internal tools and resources necessary to heal, and that she is merely a mirror whom illuminates her client’s strengths, intuition and inner-knowing. Samantha seeks to be a heart witness and a sacred space holder for her clients.

Her favorite quote to describe therapy is “…Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear,… are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.” – Pema Chödrön

Services provided by Samantha

  • Individual Therapy
  • Client-centered
  • Trauma-informed Treatment
  • Holistic Mind/Body Approach
  • Experiential and Creative Interventions
  • DBT Informed