Samantha completed her undergraduate degree at Hanover College with a Major in Psychology. While completing her undergraduate degree, Samantha worked in Philadelphia as a therapist intern for an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility. After graduating from Hanover, Samantha began working with a non-profit organization in child-welfare where she continued to experience the impact substance abuse has on individuals, families, and communities.
Seeking to do more, Samantha enrolled in the Masters of Psychology program at the University of Indianapolis. Samantha graduated with a Master’s degree with a concentration on mental health and addictions. Samantha is drawn towards various treatment modalities, however has a special passion for cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.
Samantha has been working with children and families involved in the child welfare system and probation for the past six years in multiple roles. Samantha has experience facilitating group therapy with multiple populations, including early adolescents, adolescents, adults, individual families, and multi-group families. Samantha has provided services in an array of settings including; in-patient, intensive outpatient, and home-based services.
Samantha comes from a large family, including, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. In her free time, Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband and three-year-old son, as well as her many nieces and nephews. She spends many summer and fall weekends camping, and enjoying the outdoors.