Samantha Scholer, BA

You deserve to be listened to and to feel safe in expressing yourself. You deserve to be “selfish” enough to get to know yourself in ways you haven’t before. You deserve a space where you don’t have to worry about keeping up with appearances, what is expected of you, what you “should do” or someone will think less of you for who you are.

Samantha strives to create a comfortable and safe place, free from judgement, for you to explore your thoughts and experiences and feel truly heard and understood. Samantha works with clients from an attachment-focused mindset to examine how the choices we make are influenced by the connection between thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and the relationships that surround us. Samantha believes that understanding and acknowledging emotions helps you to gain more control over them and is an often-neglected area of our lives. She incorporates aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality/Choice Therapy, and Attachment Theory in a Person-Centered approach to empower clients to take control of their own lives, while acting as a supportive person by your side.

Samantha’s clinical areas of interest include:
– Sexual Functioning/Sex Therapy
– Paraphilias
– LGBTQIA and/or Other Sexual Minorities
– Nontraditional/Poly/Kink Relationships
– Gender and Sexuality
– Relationship Challenges and Discord
– Sexual Trauma
– Couples
– Attachment
– Trauma
– Self-harm and Suicidality
– Anxiety
– Depression
– Anger
– Domestic Violence
– Personality Disorders
– Teens

Samantha received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Wisconsin – Madison, with additional certifications in Gender and Women’s Studies, as well as LGBT Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Illinois University, as well as a trauma certification. Samantha has been 40-hour trained in domestic violence.

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