Samantha is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) who earned her B.Science in Psychology and Social Action from Palo Alto University and her Master’s in Counseling and Psychology from Santa Clara University. She works with extensive and highly diverse populations and has found a particular passion for working with adolescents and young adults. Her clinical interests include working with mood, anxiety, and behavioral challenges as well as assisting clients in developing and strengthening interpersonal skills and relationships. Samantha has a background working in crisis intervention and higher levels of therapeutic care. Samantha’s approach to therapy is utilizing evidence-based practices tailored to each individual’s needs and strengths and deeply believes in the power of empathy and connectedness in therapeutic relationships. She uses evidence-based practices to assist clients as they grow, evolve and heal, while also incorporating strong wellness disciplines, compassion and support to develop safe and meaningful therapeutic relationships. Samantha strives to create effective and meaningful collaboration with each client to become more self-aware of their authentic self, resilience and unrealized strengths as they work together on a journey of healing. When she isn’t working, you can find her spending time with her family and friends, cooking, hiking, and being a dog-mom to Asher.