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