Samantha Thornton

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About Me

The resiliency and recovery skills young people develop today will carry them through life's adversity. In the era of Covid 19, social unrest, and financial strain people are more stressed than they have been in recent history. Young people are particularly vulnerable. They can become stuck. While we have labels for these things, the bottom-line is they get stuck and can become unstuck. I am s seasoned helper who has been in the mental health field for over 30 years. I have worked with all age groups and diagnoses. I have worked in hospitals, clinics and in the community. I have a strong background in addiction, trauma and life transitions. I have made a life of breaking out of the boxes and labels, professionally and personally. I am well versed in clinical and professional approaches; but my strengths are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing/Change Theory, Solution-Focused Therapy and EMDR. But, I believe there are many ways to getting unstuck found in ones own personal curiosity, creativity, and experiences. I am interested in those I serve being able to describe their experiences in the own words, through their own expression, and though their own lived experience. I believe a person's history is social, cultural, spiritual, and emotional. I believe healing comes from a personal journey and making sense of things.


  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
First Responder Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #83108 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Written by R.A. on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Samantha is awesome.. I couldn’t ask for a better therapist.. down to earth, upfront & matter of fact..

Written by T.R. on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 1 month

Very responsive

Written by T.A. on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very helpful. Good humour and interesting way of helping me perceive things. Very much enjoying my therapy and learning more than I imagined. Overall wonderful person

Written by K.A. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

I feel listened to for the first time