Samantha Christopher, M.A.
- Title: Psychology Intern
- Phone: 614-292-5766
- Email: email@example.com
I approach therapy from an integrative perspective, bringing together feminist, multicultural, and existential approaches with other therapeutic tools like narrative, solution-focused, and interpersonal process interventions. In line with my integrative approach, I cater the therapy experience to meet clients’ specific needs and goals and have a particular focus on variables that make each person unique – including intersecting identities, culture, and personal strengths.
Similar to my therapeutic style, I take an individualized approach to supervision that addresses supervisees’ goals, growth areas, unique attributes, and strengths. Within the supervisory relationship I seek a developmentally appropriate balance of collaboration, challenge, and support; I seek to foster a space for supervisees to reflect on themselves (both personally and professionally), the clients they work with, and how the social and political worlds around them may be impacting their work.
I welcome and enjoy working with people who come to therapy with a variety of presenting concerns. These include, but are not at all limited to: anxiety and panic, depression, vocational and career development, adjusting and/or transitioning to new phases in life, relationship/family concerns, and identity exploration. Although some might think that my feminist orientation means that I only work with women, I have a particular interest in working with men and men’s issues.
Groups and Liaison Roles:
This year I will be co-facilitating one of the Buckeye Brothers groups with Dr. Kipp Pietrantonio and Memory Circles with Dr. Jeeseon Park-Saltzman. I am also one of the Residence Life Liaisons to the Carmen residence halls.
I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and am currently completing my doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas Tech University with a certificate in Women’s Studies. I will graduate with my Ph.D. in August 2018.
In my personal life I practice yoga and meditation to maintain a sense of balance and use those tools to help me continue learning about myself as a human being. I also enjoy reading, nature, running, standup comedy, Netflix-ing, walking and cuddling with my dogs, and I have recently begun to take advantage of the several disc golf courses in central Ohio!