Samelhia Thompson

(MA, LPC)

About Me

I am a counselor who specializes in helping teens achieve their goals. I offer nonjudgmental, unconventional approaches to counseling as I believe therapy should be tailored to the young person asking for help. I am a firm believer everyone does things in their own unique way and time so honing in on one's strengths assists me with helping others improve what they consider their "challenges". I have worked in child welfare for over 25 years and have extensive knowledgeable about the challenges teens face dealing with their peers, navigating life stressors and learning to gain their own independence. Mental health stability is paramount to a teen's successful transition into adulthood. I like to empower youth to take control of the decisions in their life so they learn the truth about natural consequences and repercussions of their actions and choices. Experience is the best teacher, but having a trusted ally, like myself, who can talk them through the pain of disappointments and setbacks is essential to meeting their goals. I also get to experience when they make those good choices and things work out in their favor! I believe in the continuity of care so as long as the teen is committed to doing the work, I will continue to support them through it all. I do not claim to have all the answers, but I can guarantee I'll work with my clients to find a plausible resolution if given the opportunity...


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC010344 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by L.E. on Nov 28, 2020 after counseling with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

With a few sessions in she’s been helpful so far! She’s great.

Written by J.A. on Nov 27, 2020 after counseling with Samelhia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Samelhia Thompson Is a great therapist Very professional and prompt

Written by A.M. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Samelhia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Samelhia is a great listener. She makes me feel comfortable.

Written by A.S. on Nov 05, 2020 after counseling with Samelhia for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders

Samelhia is kind and very easy to talk to. I feel safe with her.

Written by E.L. on Oct 28, 2020 after counseling with Samelhia for 2 weeks

We reached out to Samelhia Thompson after our child experienced a mental health crisis and underwent a stay in psychiatric care. We wanted to be sure our child had someone to speak to immediately upon coming home. We could not be happier with Samelhia Thompson. We chose her initially because of her expertise with a myriad of issues our child was grappling with, and we felt her clear tolerance and openness to dealing with all different types of problems modern teens face would be a huge benefit to allow our child to really open up about all types of issues. Samelhia Thompson is warm, frank, and supportive. She had excellent rapport with myself and my child, balancing humor with natural warmth and clear wisdom. The advice she gave was obviously based on many years of experience, and it was optimistic and positive, which reassured my teen and made a dark time feel like it had a clear silver lining. Samelhia Thompson has reached out to us for check-ins and been very accessible schedule wise. We're thrilled to have found a counselor who is such an awesome advocate for her patients and such a warm, wise, knowledgeable mental health counselor. We're very thankful for her guidance and support.

Written by D.A. on Oct 27, 2020 after counseling with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s great. I feel like she understands and it’s like talking to a family member

Written by T.A. on Oct 25, 2020 after counseling with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Therapist Thompson is engaging, but also a great listener. We look forward to our journey & making the best progress of this!