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Biography

Sam utilizes psychodynamic and somatic approaches to counseling such as psychodrama, mindfulness practices, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. They prioritize creative and embodied interventions personalized to each individual. Sam works with children and adults in areas such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues through a focus on self-awareness, self-acceptance, and communication skills.

Sam received a Masters in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree in Hispanic Studies from the College of William & Mary. Sam is currently involved in advanced training in Psychodrama, which they have been trained in intensively for the past few years preparing for certification.  Sam is a trauma-informed clinician. They provide services in English and can speak Spanish at an intermediate level to support clients with family members who may be fluent in Spanish only.

As a trained school counselor, Sam works closely with children, adolescents, and families. In addition, Sam has extensive experience working with clients around topics of gender identity, consent/ethical non-monogamy, antiracism, and  immigration histories.  They also work in the realms of neurodivergence and neurotypical presentations, Autism Spectrum Disorders, 504 accommodations, peer conflict, school apathy, and peer issues. They include insight meditation and Judeo-Christian practices (and some of the pre-colonial influences) into their work with clients.

Sam identifies as non-binary and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. In their free time, they enjoy participating in social justice efforts, learning about spiritual practices, and playing music outside.

Sam specializes in a variety of concentrations, modalities, and services.

Specialties

Concentrations

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Depression & Mood Disorders
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Marginalized Communities
  • Mild Autism Spectrum
  • School & Learning Concerns
  • Sexuality
  • Women’s Issues
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy, Kink, and Poly
  • Exploration of Spiritual & Religious Beliefs

Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Services

  • Individual Counseling

Age Groups

  • Adolescents (10+)
  • Adults

Here's Sam's general availability and billing information.

Billing & Availability

  • Weekdays

    • Afternoons
    • Evenings
  • Telehealth States

    • Maryland [MD]

Billing & Insurance

In-Network provider under Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland for most clients who have a Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plan in the DC, MD, and VA area.

Out of Network provider for all other insurance plans.

Able to provide Superbills for clients to submit to their insurance company for reimbursement. If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield and live outside of the DC, MD, and VA area, please check with your insurance on any potential coverage restrictions prior to beginning therapy.

Here are some of Sam's professional credentials.

Credentials

Advanced Certifications

  • Certified School Counselor

Licensing

  • MD License #LC13833
  • Supervised