Samantha E. Edwards, M.A., LAC holds two Master’s degrees from Arcadia University – a Master’s in Counseling (Trauma, Child & Family concentrations), and a Master’s in International Peace & Conflict Resolution. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Grove City College in Communication Studies and French.
Sam (pronouns she/her) understands that most days, it’s very hard to be a human! So she brings empathy, compassion, kindness, and levity into her therapeutic work. Samantha utilizes a person-centered and strengths-based lens to help children of all ages, adolescents, adults and families understand themselves better and interact more confidently in the world around them. Her highly relational, collaborative, and flexible approach with clients emphasizes that therapeutic growth rarely happens in a “straight line”.
Samantha specializes in areas including: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Depression; Anxiety; Trauma and PTSD; Attachment; Grief and Loss; Parent Coaching; Conflict Resolution; and Career Counseling. Samantha has received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP); Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and families; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT); Play Therapy; Mediation; and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Sam also has over a decade of experience working in corporate marketing and as a career counselor at Arcadia University.
Samantha facilitates an environment where clients are free to be themselves, where creativity is welcomed, and where Human-ing (doing hard, human things!) is celebrated. Sam loves international travel adventures with a goal to visit all major continents (she’s coming for you, Antarctica!); singing and musical theatre; spending time with family & friends; and keeping up with her energetic bernedoodle, Gilbert.
- Children, teens, adults, couples and families
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Grief and Loss
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and families
- Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
- Conflict resolution and Mediation
- Career counseling
- Christian counseling
- Play therapy
- Expressive therapies (theatre, psychodrama, music)
NJ license 37AC00604800
Fee: $135 for a 45-50 minute session ($175 for the initial appointment)