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Professional Background

Samantha possesses a solid background in the study, research, and practice of psychotherapy. She obtained her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California Los Angeles, where she focused her research on the topics of stress, grief, and loss. She further studied counseling psychology at the California Institute of Integrate Studies and emphasized her research and practice on the psychological issues of adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families.

Samantha’s extensive clinical experience consists of her service at the UCLA medical center, Edgewood Children and Family Center, Integral Counseling Center, and Homeless Children’s Network, where she successfully provided comprehensive clinical care to clients with diverse backgrounds and clinical issues.

The foundation of Samantha’s theoretical background is built upon the integrative techniques of Narrative, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Family Systems, Dialectic Behavioral, and Play Therapy with the objective of helping people rise above challenges. Samantha’s conscientious efforts in providing effective and innovative therapeutic interventions have helped many of her clients obtain improvement in diverse areas of their life.