Samantha Contreras

(LCSW)

About Me

Romantic relationships can be very rewarding and even healthy relationships are hard sometimes . Every relationship faces challenges now and then and talking with someone who listens without judgement, understands your concerns and helps you clarify issues can be invaluable. I am a culturally competent therapist working with various population having experience with serving the LGBTQ community, adolescents (13-18 yrs old), adults, couples, veterans, and those suffering from chronic illness.
My therapeutic approach is solution focused and I utilize multiple modalities to best fit individual needs. I implement evidence based therapy techniques such as; mindfulness based interventions, IBCT, CBT, ACT and DBT to aid in behavior modification. I employ a variety of widely researched and effective therapeutic approaches to address symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relational problems and/or other life stressors or concerns.
My personal and professional life has been dedicated to helping others and I am truly passionate about my work. My role as a therapist is to support you and to challenge you on your path to self-improvement and self-empowerment. Through a collaborative process, we can explore and address the underlying causes of problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings and relationship issues. I have experience working with the full spectrum of emotional and behavioral issues and together we can begin the process of healing.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW-18309 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by K.R. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

We like her a lot so far. We just started counseling, but we're pleased with it so far. She always responds quickly, and stays engaged.