Samantha  Barker
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Samantha Barker

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Practice: Plaza Psychology & Psychiatry Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island, Massachusetts Accepting Online
Frys Corner Accepting In-person
Updated January 4, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Communication issues
  • Life transitions
  • EMDR
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Samantha Barker is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She specializes in anxiety, trauma, relationships, and life transitions.

Samantha offers individual therapy to adults. She utilizes various therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and EMDR.

Samantha received a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice at Mount Ida College. She continued her education at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and received her Master's of Art in Forensic and Counseling Psychology in 2013. Samantha later became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Samantha has experience working with clients in the prison system, CBAT and PHP level of care, and Community Mental Health.

Samantha's office is located in East Greenwich, RI. She currently provides both in person and telehealth sessions to clients in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


Message to clients

I provide a safe and empathetic atmosphere where you can explore your feelings and find solutions to your unique problems or situation that work best for you. My goal is to provide a space where you have the freedom to be yourself, you don't have to put on a brave face or pretend that everything is alright. My office is a space where we can explore the difficult questions. I hope you leave sessions feeling heard, respected, and validated. I may not have all the answers you are looking for but I would love to join you as you search for them. I am here to help you on your journey to mental wellness.


Specialties

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

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

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

EMDR - Trained in providing EMDR,

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-4pm
  • Tue 9am-4pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 10am-3pm
  • Fri Out of office
  • Sat Out of office
  • Sun Out of office

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-4pm
  • Tue 9am-4pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 10am-3pm
  • Fri Out of office
  • Sat Out of office
  • Sun Out of office

Frys Corner practice
816 Middle Rd, Unit 1, East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-4pm
  • Tue 9am-4pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 10am-3pm
  • Fri Out of office
  • Sat Out of office
  • Sun Out of office

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Plaza Psychology and Psychiatry , LMHC, 2021 - Present
NorthEast Health Services, LMHC, 2015 - 2021
Child and Family Services , CBAT Clinician , 2014 - 2015
Old Colony Correctional Center, Mental Health Clinician , 2013 - 2014

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology , Master of Arts in Forensic and Counseling Psychology , 2013


Licensure

Massachusetts: LMHC11044

Rhode Island: MHC01247


Languages

English