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  • Samantha Tortora, M.A., LPCC-S, CWC Samantha Tortora, M.A., LPCC-S, CWC

Samantha Tortora, MA, LPCC-S, CWC

  • Title: Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Phone: 614-292-5766
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Therapeutic Style: 

My therapy style is guided by the belief that I won’t ask or suggest a client do something that I’m not willing to or haven’t done myself.  I try to live by the skills and practices that I share with clients – wellness, balance, self-care and healthy boundaries.  I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy interventions while encouraging clients develop a foundation of balanced nutrition, mindful physical activity and smart sleep habits.  

Supervision Style: 

Supervision is vital in keeping the counseling profession healthy and ethical.  Supervisors serve as gatekeepers, role models and guides for new and young professionals.  It’s a privilege to serve as a counselor’s supervisor and I approach supervision in the spirit of collaboration as teacher and learner. 

Professional Interests: 

Eating disorders and body image; mindfulness; mood disorders; self-harm and suicide prevention; wellness counseling 

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I am a co-chair of the OSU Eating Disorder Treatment Team and serve on the Body Image Health Task Force.  I also participate in the Central Ohio Eating Disorders Prevention/Consultation team. 

Education background: 

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Youngstown State University in 2011.  I then moved to Columbus and received my clinical mental health counseling degree from The Ohio State University.  In December 2017, I received my Wellness Counselor Certification from The Wellness Institute Learning Group. 

Personal Interests: 

I love spending time with the cutest dog in Columbus (Poppy) and my lovely partner, James.  I also love to cook vegetarian food, try new restaurants, exercise, read, go to concerts, festivals and other local events, meditate, play cards and board games, and ride our jet ski on Indian Lake. 

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