Samantha Nilsson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at New Insight Counseling in Bethany, CT. She specializes in perinatal mental health and helping women through any stage of motherhood. She helps women navigate pregnancy, work through complications, navigate birth, and manage the stress and anxiety that comes along with having a new baby. She also has expertise in anxiety, depression, women’s issues, and body image.
Samantha takes a holistic approach that incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and Supportive Therapy. She helps her clients develop a self-care routine that includes eating well, exercising, and leveraging support from their partner, friends, and/or family. She also validates her clients’ feelings and lets them know that they are not alone in this journey.
Samantha wants each of her clients to leave her office with a plan in place and feeling more in control of the challenges they are facing. Outside of private practice, she runs a free support group for moms in New Haven with two other doulas. She is also a provider for Mind Over Mood, a partnership between Nurturing Families and UConn. Prior to going into private practice, she worked at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, where she both worked individually with mothers and provided a group for new moms who were at risk for postpartum depression. She looks forward to meeting you.