Sasha Samaranayake


Sasha Samaranayake, MSW


Sasha holds her Masters degree in Social Work from California State University, Northridge. She takes great care and pride in taking the time to get to know her clients and building strong trusting relationships. Through empathy, patience, and kindness she connects with her clients in a way that fosters a safe space and lets them know they are being heard and understood.

A majority of her work has been in supporting young adults in residential treatment dealing with mental health challenges that cause them to feel stuck and hinders them from realizing their true potential. Offering support and guidance to people, through different treatment modalities such as DBT, CBT and strengths-based approach, and helping them find clarity, healing, direction, purpose, empowerment, and hope is what Sasha is passionate about. Her focus is not only on the person but also on their environment and what may be serving as a barrier towards their progress and connecting people with needed resources and opportunities.

In her free time she enjoys hiking, fitness, the beach, trying out new restaurants, attending concerts, traveling and spending time with her cat, Katara.

“Vulnerability is not about winning or losing. It’s having the courage to show up even when you can’t control the outcome.”

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