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 and Mindfulness.
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.
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
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
EMDR - Trained in providing EMDR,
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 10 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
Rhode Island: MHC01247