Samantha Golden


About Me

Congratulations on the beginning of your journey to mental wellness!

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have over 25 years in the helping professions. I have spent the last 15 years working in the field of dropout prevention with at-risk youth at the intermediate to high school level.

I received my Master's of Science Degree in Education in School Counseling from the State University of New York College at Brockport in School Counseling, and my Certificate of Advanced Study in Mental Health Counseling at the State University of New York College at Brockport. I have recently completed my requirements for private practice in New York, although I have been working with children/adolescents since 1992 in the educational setting. I hold my Certified Clinical Trauma Professional- Level 1 and have done additional trainings in Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution-Focus Therapy, and in Child Centered Play Therapy.

I am looking forward to helping you reach your full potential. I can't wait to learn about you and let you shine!


  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #009562-01 (Expires: 2022-05-01)


Written by K.E. on Feb 15, 2021 after counseling with Samantha for 10 months

Samantha has helped my teenage daughter tremendously. She was able to become a confidant to my teenager when she's typically a very shy and not very open person. Samantha has great patience and empathy and provides a safe place for teens to open up. My daughter has made a lot of progress, and its all thanks to Samantha. I highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by R.O. on Sep 27, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 5 months

Samantha worked with my son for several months. She truly became a trusted advisor and helped my son out immensely. She was very adept at online counseling, and diligent in keeping appointment times. I would recommend Samantha to any teen seeking counseling.

Written by B.E. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 2 months

Samantha helped me change my life. I will forever be grateful for her as a person and it was the best experience I’ve had with a therapist in my life.

Written by D.A. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning depression

Samantha was great in helping me realize what I could do with the tools I already have. She taught me how to use my strengths to my advantage in ways I hadn't thought to previously but only after helping me realize I had them. I can't recommend Samantha enough.

Written by E.L. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I’m so beyond grateful for my time with Samantha. I started counseling right at the beginning of the covid crisis and everything felt so uncertain. I have a trauma history and was in an extremely dysfunctional relationship. She helped me sort out all the pieces and put everything in its place. I couldn’t have attained my goals or found the courage to take the necessary steps to teen counseling my life without her help.
I can not recommend Samantha enough to anyone else who is looking for someone to help get back on track and get healthy. Thank you so much for everything!

Written by T.A. on Apr 14, 2020 after counseling with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really look forward to our sessions so far. I feel like talking with Samantha has been productive and helpful. I would certainly recommend her to a friend

Written by J.A. on Nov 14, 2019 after counseling with Samantha for 2 months

Ms. Golden is a really great counselor! She listens to what I’m saying and provides sensible solutions without making me feel bad or guilty for the way that I’m feeling. Thanks to her I’ve been able to find myself in a better headspace more consistently, and I’ve been able to stop negative thought patterns much more easily.

Written by T.R. on Oct 28, 2019 after counseling with Samantha for 2 months

Pleased with counseling services for my son, for issues with anxiety, depression.