Samantha  Lumula
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Samantha Lumula

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Certification in Perinatal Mental Health, PMH-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Florida Accepting Online

You are worthy of support because YOU MATTER! Reach out today for a free consultation. Immediate openings available. I look forward to supporting you on your journey.

Updated May 16, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Infertility counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Transition to new parenthood

Professional statement

Samantha Lumula is licensed in the state of California. She holds her perinatal mental health certification as well as a Masters in Special Education and multiple teaching credentials.

Samantha specializes in working with individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and those who are feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and having a hard time adjusting to changes in their life. She especially enjoy working with women in the perinatal period, from deciding whether they want children, working through infertility and loss, pregnancy, and the delicate and exhausting postpartum period.

She also enjoys helping clients navigate the difficult role of parenting and often draws from the 17 years she spent as a classroom teacher.

Samantha is a mom, wife, short order cook, laundry connoisseur, dog mama, sometimes yogi, sometimes reader of novels, carpooling chauffeur, friend, therapist and so much more. She truly believes, and research has shown, that the relationship between the client and the therapist is one of the strongest predictors as to whether therapy will be helpful. That being said, she is relatable, warm, authentic, and truly loves working to help people bloom into their best self.


Message to clients

I'm glad you are here. Beginning therapy can feel scary and intimidating, but I promise it is worth it.

I create a warm, safe, inclusive space where you will be met with compassion, grace, and humor. I will walk alongside you while we explore the things holding you back from living as your truest most authentic self. I will help you understand how your past has created the pathways in your brain that keep you stuck repeating the same patterns and I will give you concrete tools on how to create new ways of being.

I believe in teaching my clients how to treat themselves with love and compassion. I encourage them to look within from a lens of acceptance and curiosity to help them on their journeys of healing and growth. I wholeheartedly believe we all do the best with what we have at the time and work from that mindset when exploring our past and the challenges we have faced that sometimes hold us back from moving forward.

Therapy has helped me through many different stages of my own life. From working through my parents divorce as a child, to helping choose my path in my adolescence, to issues with body image, to adjusting to life as a new parent, to couples therapy, to navigating postpartum depression and anxiety. I am passionate about helping others and find it a true honor and privilege to be able to walk alongside my clients as they discover their own authentic selves.


Specialties

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

Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

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

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood




Clientele

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

Insurance

Samantha Lumula is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (55min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9-7
  • Wed 9-6
  • Thu 9-7
  • Fri 9-2
  • Sat 9-12
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12-9
  • Wed 12-9
  • Thu 12-9
  • Fri 12-9
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years


Alliant International University, Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2015
USD, Masters in Special Education, 2006
National University, MIld/Moderate special education credential, 2006
USC, BA, 2004


Licensure

California: 121095

Florida: TPMF970


Languages

English

Spanish