Samelhia Thompson

LPC
Therapist Samelhia Thompson Photo

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

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Samelhia Thompson. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by E.L. on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Samelhia for 1 year on issues concerning relationship

She’s just amazing

Written by C.H. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Samelhia for 4 months

She's amazing. As a beginner to therapy, she made me feel really welcome and comfortable. And address my concerns and issues. I can see her not only as a therapist but my friend.

Written by E.L. on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Samelhia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Samelhia is a great listener and always gives good insight and feed back.

Written by H.U. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Samelhia has been wonderful. It was my first time doing therapy and she made me feel very comfortable by asking me the right questions and letting me talk through things. Highly recommend her for someone who is trying therapy for the first time!

Written by A.N. on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Samelhia is very down-to-earth. She does not judge anyone. I high recommend her.

Written by M.I. on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I'm not the best at interpreting my feelings through writing but I'll just say that she has been one of the best things that has happened to me within the last 10 years. We haven't had a ton of time together but from day one I felt like I was just talking to a friend or relative. I dreaded therapy because I thought it would be very clinical and somewhat melancholy in nature. I was happy to find that I was wrong. From our first to second session I noticed an immediate relief in the intensity of my OCD and anxiety. I tried things I haven't pushed myself to do in years because I felt as if a friend was rooting for me and I was excited to tell her about my progress. I know I still have a long way to go but just the thought of having Samelhia on standby for my bad moments has reduced them tenfold. That's about all I have to say on that for the moment but I'm excited for my future.

Written by S.T. on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Although I’m still struggling internally, Samelhia has been kind and not judgmental, I feel I have been able to tell her things I can’t talk to my friends about. Samelhia has been patient with me, although I’m not sure the confusion and sadness I’m feeling will ever pass, she believes it can. It’s worth a shot, I want to feel myself again. This is her profession and I am putting my trust in her, she seems compassionate and understanding and listens when I’m talking about how I feel.

Written by M.A. on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Listens and offers great reflection tools.

Written by S.I. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

I feel very lucky to be working with Samelhia. Her manner is warm, open, thoughtful, and knowledgeable, and she inspires a great deal of ease and confidence. The course of our relatively brief time together has been incredibly helpful and yielded so many insights already.

Written by S.A. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Samelhia is a thoughtful therapist, with realistic responses, and offers real solutions.

Written by M.A. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I met with Samhelia about four times in October, 2021. I found her easy to talk to and she had a very calming effect. I needed to talk through some issues of depression and grief and she provided the emphatic ear I needed. Her responses to my concerns served as affirmation that I was on the right track with some resolution I needed confirmed. She was great. I would highly recommend her. MB

Written by J.A. on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and career difficulties

Samelhia goes above and beyond for her clients. I highly recommend.

Written by M.A. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I was a shell of my former self before meeting with Samelhia. Now I see the person I used to be emerging, and while I am not entirely there just yet I have confidence that with Samelhia's help I will get there.

Written by A.R. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Samelhia has been so great throughout my entire process. Making it all about me and what I am going through. She was able to quickly identify my stressors and we worked on them from the beginning. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is just starting out in therapy or even the well-seasoned patients. She is awesome and so helpful.

Written by K.E. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I look forward to my sessions with Dr. Thompson! She is very encouraging and peaceful and provides helpful solutions.

Written by P.R. on Jul 15, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Super sweet and insightful. Samhelia is awesome!

Written by C.H. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Wonderful! Samelhia has brought a lot of much needed positivity to my life, always knows the right questions to ask to make me start to think through things, and always has great suggestions for how to make the steps I need to take actionable without overwhelming me.

Written by J.A. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Samehlia has been amazing so far in answering all my questions and providing me with different ways to cope with my depression and anxiety. Highly recommend her.

Written by T.A. on May 22, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is amazing. She takes the time to really get to know you and develops a plan based on you as a person. That really makes me feel seen and understood. I’d recommend her to everyone looking for an authentic and personal experience

Written by J.O. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Samelhia is an amazing counselor. I opened up to her about stuff not even my family knows about in the second session. She listens. She jokes. She provided me with insight and advice. If you're looking for a great counselor look no further!

Written by G.U. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Samelhia was very supportive and in 3 sessions she was able to help me to find the best way to deal with the traumas that I got from an abusive relationship.

Written by J.E. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Samelhia has been AWESOME! We call her "Dr. Thompson", by the way. We were both very concerned about our marriage and we knew that we needed a marriage counselor. I was concerned whether video would work, but in the Covid world, we needed something and we needed it quick. We signed up for teencounseling.com and Dr. Thompson chose us to work with.....We were apprehensive about how effective a video session would be in the beginning, but that quickly changed after our first session. IT TOTALLY WORKS! We meet with Dr. Thompson every week now and WE LOVE IT. Her recall really blows us away sometimes and how she puts pieces together to help us understand our behavior towards each other. She is super supportive, super honest, super inciteful and super smart. We literally could not be happier. We honestly feel that God reached down and put an Angel in our lives.....Thank you God and Thank you Dr. Thompson.

Written by M.A. on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

Samehia was very kind, and a great listener.
It was easy to work with her and time seemed to fly by during sessions.
I definitely would recommend others to work with her.

Written by L.A. on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Amazing results-oriented counselor with extensive experience

Written by P.E. on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and coping with life changes

She's so great! I really appreciate the way she is so genuine and present with me in our sessions. Highly reccomend!

Written by J.A. on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She is absolutely the best person I've worked with. Love her.

Written by E.R. on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

It took me years to admit that I needed help. I am glad that I have an awesome therapist. Samelhia is wonderful, caring, and great at giving advice. All of my sessions are fun and meaningful. We work through all the issues I have and find the green on the other side. I am excited to continue with this journey.

Written by M.A. on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Samelhia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Last year I had a hard time coping with myself. I could not see the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel" and after trying other options without success, I was told about teencounseling.com. Samelhia guided me through the tunnel without prying, telling me what to do, or any of those other measurements tested before.
I know there will be down times, but I also am confident they'll turn around.

Written by E.L. on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Samelhia listens attentively and is able to help me express what is at the core of what is bothering me. Our conversations are direct and Samelhia helps me come up with options on how to move forward in what is best for me. It takes courage for me to speak from my heart and it is very helpful when I have someone help me speak my truth. Samelhia helped with just that. I feel closer to myself because of the conversations I have had with Samelhia. Many thanks you to Samelhia and to teencounseling.com Scheduling.

Written by M.J. on Dec 19, 2020 after therapy with Samelhia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have only had one session with her, but it felt like I was talking with a friend on FaceTime. Very casual.

Written by L.E. on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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!