Kate  Samson

Kate Samson

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for afternoon & daytime appointments in Salem practice (updated April 21, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Kate Samson is a Clinical Psychologist at Kendall Psychological Associates in Salem, MA who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions, OCD, and chronic illnesses. Her practice is open to individual adults, children, and adolescents, as well as families and couples.

Dr. Samson’s approach is collaborative and highly supportive. She often incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a skills-based approach, as well as treatments rooted in humanistic, mindful, and relational perspectives.

Prior to joining Kendall Psychological Associates, Dr. Samson received her doctorate from Widener University, and worked in various clinical settings, including schools and college counseling centers. She looks forward to working with you.

Message to clients

My approach is grounded in the humanistic understanding that each individual is unique and influenced by their particular life experiences. I value building a therapeutic space where we establish trust and our work is collaborative, supportive, and based on the best available research.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Salem practice

10 Federal Street

Suite 307

Salem, MA 01970

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Salt City Psychology, 2018 - 2019
Private practice, 2017 - 2018
Rowland Hall School, Psychologist 2015 - 2018 
West Chester University Counseling Center, 2013 - 2015
Widener University, PsyD, 2013
Bates College, BA, 2001


  • English