Sam is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. She received her M.A from Southern Connecticut State University, and her B.A. in Psychology from The University of Tampa.
Prior to Nourish the Heart Counseling, Sam worked in both a residential setting for women struggling with eating disorders and currently works for an IOP program helping young adults learn how to navigate their substance abuse issues. Sam works intensively with clients and their families to intervene on maladaptive behaviors and works collaboratively to add new, positive ways of coping. She uses evidence-based practices including exposure response prevention, dialectical behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as other techniques to help clients feel empowered to manage the stressors life throws their way.
When she’s not working, Sam loves to find new adventures through cooking, kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking. She works on her own meditation practice and believes that strengthening the mind and body connection guides the healing process.