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Ms. Samantha Augustine

Profession(s): Counselor
License/Credential: I am a licensed professional 

About Me & My Practice

Samantha received her Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor skilled at motivating, communicating and advocating for clients dealing with mental health and emotional disorders. Samantha strongly believes that therapy is a partnership between client and therapist, and that therapy provides a safe place to form a relationship based on trust and mutual respect. Through the therapeutic relationship, Samantha believes clients can learn to unlock their true potential, succeed, and grow. Samantha helps facilitate those changes using a wide variety of therapeutic techniques coupled with her empathic, nonjudgmental, and easy-going personality.

Samantha has experience utilizing the following evidenced-based therapeutic techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and Strengths Based approaches. Samantha has also had extensive training in Motivational Interviewing techniques for those struggling with ambivalence about important issues.

Additionally, Samantha places significant emphasis on a person's relationship within the community, as research has shown that natural support networks and being involved in the greater community are very important to one's sense of self and well-being. Samantha has experience with providing direct and indirect support for clients who struggled with developing linkages to their community, and through those new connections, Samantha experienced firsthand how her clients' relationships in the community opened pathways to success and healing in their lives.

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys painting, crocheting, and spending time with her family. She also enjoys bike rides and walks outside.

Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Addictions (Drug & Alcohol)
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Gay / Lesbian Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Healthy Living
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Purpose/Meaning/Inner-Guidance
  • Life Stages
  • Lifestyle Balance
  • Loss or Grief
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counse

Ages I Work With

  • All ages

Languages I Speak

  • English

Therapy Approaches I Use

  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches /Also Contemplative Approaches
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy