Samantha (Sam) Portnoy
I graduated from the University of New England with my master's in social work (MSW) with a clinical concentration on Individuals, Groups, and Families. Since then, I have worked in both the private and public sectors providing individual, group, and family mental health services. I received my Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Associate (LCSW-A) in the state of North Carolina. I am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and I am a certified Anxiety-Informed Professional.
Let's talk about life. Life is a pendulum, swinging, changing direction and you may be wondering how you can get back to center. Well, as humans we are relational beings, so a sense of connection can help guide you to where and who you want to be. That's where I come in. Using trust, humor, and unconditional positive regard. Together, we can explore what may be holding you back from reaching your full potential and create an appreciation for yourself and your abilities.
As a therapist and I specialize in working with teens, adults, and couples experiencing but not limited to: trauma, complex trauma, grief, mood disorders, loss, divorce, adjustment issues, self-esteem, weight stigma, and body image (Health at Every Size) communication and behavioral challenges, stress and anxiety. I offer a safe, judgment-free space for you to start your journey to center. My pronouns are she/her.
Certification & Training
*Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (2023)
*Certified Anxiety-Informed Professional (2023)
*Resources for Resiliency, Trainer (2020)
*DBT and Recovering from Trauma (2023)
*Techniques for Mindful Resilience (2023)
*Emotional Freedom Technique (2022)
*Supporting Grief and Loss Through Creative Expression (2022)
*Tapping the Panic Out of Pandemic: A Simple Acupressure Technique *to Fearlessly Navigate Uncertain Times (2022)