Samantha completed her training and certification from The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute’s Advanced Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program, holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, earned certification in Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counseling and served as First Lieutenant Behavioral Health Science Officer in the U.S. Army’s Medical Detachment. She has an eclectic arsenal of work experience and expertise from Henry Ford Hospital’s psych ward, an outpatient methadone maintenance clinic; a residential, intensive outpatient, outpatient and transitional housing drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment center and has treated patients through various telemental health platforms, including MDLive. Her strength and highest degree and level of specialization is in psychodynamic psychotherapy, an extraordinarily versatile type of therapy, which to includes elements of a multitude of approaches, and of those, gradually creates a combination which fits a patient’s developmental and emotional needs and challenges best. Having participated in her own rigorous psychotherapy as a part of her advanced training, she possesses an intimate understanding of the patient experience. It can be fun, illuminating, challenging, thought-provoking, intense and a profoundly life-altering experience if done correctly. She aims to help others expand their own self-understanding. The more you know yourself, the better equipped you will be to effect meaningful and lasting change in your life.
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