When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in doing great things and overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I am excited to meet you and work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them!
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We can arrange for group sessions with other family members or friends
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 have over 9 years of clinical experience in psychotherapy. 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.
Written by R.O. on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Despoina for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts. I’ve made so much progress in the past 10 months. Mrs. Despoina has been so helpful and supportive through all of this.
Written by H.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Despoina for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue. Despoina 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!
Written by K.A. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Despoina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse. Despoina 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