Samantha Samuels, MEd

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As we journey through life, unfair things happen.  The associated thoughts, feelings and people can stay with us as painful memories, create a sense of burden and influence our expectations for the future. While we can't change the past, it is under our control to change the way we look at what happened. As challenging events and relationships unfold, we can control how we respond.  We do this by becoming more aware of automatic negative reactions and replacing them with healthier thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
 
Through periods of suffering in my life, there has been accelerated personal growth and life-changing insights. This is probably true for you as well. However, there comes a point at which continuing to suffer for past events, situations and relationships is no longer useful. The time to let go is now; to start your process of healing, renewal and rebirth.
 
Through psychotherapy, we let go of the outdated thoughts, ideas, feelings, behaviours and interpersonal patterns that cause us to feel "stuck" in life.  My goal is to help you identify elements of your life story that keep you trapped in a cycle where the same types of people and situations continually recur.

My clients have presented with a diverse range of concerns:

·       Depression

·       Anxiety

·       PTSD

·       Anger management

·       Substance abuse

·       Discrimination

·       Harassment

·       Bullying

·       Oppression

·       Racism

·       Sexism

·       ​Sexual violence

·       Obsessive and/or compulsive thoughts (OCD)

·       Social anxiety

·       Low self-esteem

·       Loneliness

·       Phobias

·       Trauma

·       Interpersonal relationships

·       Romantic relationships

·       Family relationships

·       Financial stress

·       ​Life transitions

·       Academic and career issues

·       Immigration/ cultural change

·       Grief/ bereavement

·       Sexual orientation

·       Childhood issues

 

In addition to the areas listed above, the following are my specializations:

·       Untreated trauma

·       Racial identity

·       Racialized trauma

·       Abuse

·       Experiences of discrimination and oppression

·       The impact of disabilities or perceived disabilities (physical, mental health, learning, intellectual, visual impairment, hearing impairment, neurological) on self-concept and quality of life

·       Difficulties arising from involvement with the legal system

·       Impact of chronic and/or co-morbid illnesses on patients and their families

·       Academic/ career/ workplace issues

Modalities utilized in session:

·       Narrative Therapy

·       Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

·       Humanistic Therapy

·       Emotion-Focused Therapy

·       Psychodynamic Therapy

·       Mindfulness Interventions

·       Couples therapy

·     Career Counselling

·       Brief Therapy

·       Solution-Focused Therapy 


      ·       Multicultural counselling 

Education:

·       Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, University of Toronto. ​

·       Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, York University

·       Graduate certificate as a Career Development Practitioner (high distinction), Conestoga College

Professional Development:

·       Mindfulness of Feelings, University of Toronto

·       Deep Diversity, Humber College

·       Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Humber College

·       Cyber-counselling, University of Toronto

·       Mindfulness informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Conditions, Crisis Intervention and Relapse Prevention, MiCBT Institute

·       Trauma-Informed Relational Theories of Attachment, Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute

·       Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), University of Toronto

·       Life Skills Coaching, YWCA

·       Narrative Therapy Approaches to Depression, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

·       Transforming Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse, The Gatehouse 

Memberships:

·       Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

·       College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Cost:

·       The regular rate is 119 per hour. A sliding scale is available for those in need of financial assistance. 

·       Receipts are provided for reimbursement through your insurance company.

Location and Hours:


     ·     The office is fully accessible and is located directly across Square One mall in Mississauga. The address is 77  City Centre Drive

·       Day, evening and weekend appointments are available.


Samantha Samuels Reaches

Mississauga ON