Sam  Douglas

Sam Douglas

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in Flatiron District practice (updated November 18, 2019)

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in Williamstown practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Sam Douglas is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in anxiety, trauma, depression, and the common desire for meaning and purpose. Trained in relational psychoanalysis and somatic experiencing, Sam’s work with patients incorporates mindfulness and a careful attention to the therapeutic relationship. Though each treatment is different, his goal is to encourage self-compassion and engage each patient's capacity for insight and healing.

Sam has deep experience working with trauma survivors, using patients’ sense of their bodies in the present moment to build resilience, ease longstanding fears, and reconnect to themselves and loved ones.

Sam sees adults of all ages in his practice. He has a special interest in working with men on topics of identity, masculinity and sexuality; and on work-life balance. At the heart of his practice is a commitment to help clients identify, understand, and let go of negative patterns, and to develop a sense of aliveness and empowerment.


Message to clients

I work from the assumption that many of us are held back by patterns of emotion and behavior that we learned early on--patterns that have outgrown their use, and are now causing anxiety and disconnection. Psychotherapy is a uniquely safe and curious environment, where patient and therapist work together to identify, understand, and unravel these patterns.
Because each of us comes from different circumstances, with a different set of goals, the work of therapy will be unique to each patient. Some people need more structure; others more openness. Figuring this out together--and adapting it when necessary--will be part of the process.
Finding the right therapist isn’t always simple. I encourage anyone making this step to ask many questions and to trust your judgment. I look forward to talking to you.


Specialties

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

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


General expertise


Insurance

Sam Douglas is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Cigna

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (45min)

Therapist's note

Sam can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Flatiron District practice

1133 Broadway

Suite 1211

New York, NY 10010

Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Williamstown practice

73 Spring Street

2nd Floor

Williamstown, MA 01267

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present

Fifth Avenue Counseling Center, 2012 - 2018

Smith College, MSW, 2012


Languages

  • English

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