Samantha  Hite

Samantha Hite

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

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


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Samantha mostly works with adults in their 20s and 30s suffering from anxiety. People come to her with a variety of problems including chronic worry, social anxiety, and panic attacks.

Through the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Samantha collaborates with her patients to develop coping strategies for reducing stress. One strategy she finds particularly useful and that she uses regularly to help patients reduce anxiety is a thought record. This exercise is a work sheet, which helps people to gain greater awareness into thinking patterns.

You might be wondering, "What kind of problems can we apply this to?" Samantha works with people in a variety of ways tailored to individual needs and schedules. Some people come for short-term work to deal with a fear of flying before an international trip, or anxiety triggered by a major life transition such as graduating from school or finding a new job. Others work on a more long-term basis to reduce worrying, social anxiety or repeated panic attacks.

Samantha’s office is a located just steps from the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Heights. If you have any questions, please schedule a complimentary phone consultation with Samantha.


Message to clients

Are symptoms of anxiety or a specific fear preventing you from living life to the fullest? Through the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy I can help you modify unhelpful thinking and behaviors so that you can improve the quality of your life. Whether it is stress triggered by work, relationships, a major life transition or a specific fear that is getting in your way, I hope to help you remove anxiety as a barrier to success in your life.

Please feel free to call me. I offer a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

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

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

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - A type of therapy in which negative thought patterns are challenged in order to modify problem behaviors in a short-term, skill-based manner

Mindfulness - Increasing awareness, being present, identifying feelings, learning meditative tools

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


General expertise


Insurance

Samantha Hite is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Initial session: $150 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Brooklyn Heights practice

26 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11242

Hours
  • Mon 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Tue 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Wed 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Thu 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Fri 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - 2019

Neighborhood Counseling Center, 2012 - 2017

New York University, MSW, 2013

New York University, MA, 2006

Emory University, BA, 2002


Languages

  • English

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