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LCSW-C, BCD Samantha A Petersen

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Samantha A Petersen is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCSW-C, BCD
Years in Practice: 9
State: VA

I believe in the inherent value and worth of people so I use evidence based treatments with a warm and compassionate approach to provide quality care for my clients. I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Maryland with over 9 years of clinical experience and was active duty in the Navy for over 11 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. By using my specialized training, I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma including physical trauma, sexual trauma, emotional abuse, and combat exposure.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducation, and mindfulness practice. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK 24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes LGBT Family conflicts Grief Intimacy-related issues Eating disorders Sleeping disorders Parenting issues Anger management Self esteem Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Compassion fatigue
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I’ve made so much progress in the past 10 months. Mrs. Petersen has been so helpful and supportive through all of this.

R.O.·Oct 03, 2021


Samantha has a keen ability to match my tone, style of communication, and ensuring that I feel heard and understood. She answers in a timely manner and always seems to have the perfect response to what I'm going through at any given time. Her wisdom and empathy are exactly the support that I needed. She's a rockstar!

H.A.·Apr 06, 2021


Samantha has not been my counselor long but I truly feel she is the best choice for me. I was matched with someone else before her and it just was not a good fit. I clicked with Samantha right away and I’m very happy to have her helping me. She’s very compassionate and responsive. I look forward to more sessions

K.A.·Dec 29, 2020


Samantha A Petersen offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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