Samantha  Nilsson

Samantha Nilsson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for weekend appointments in Bethany practice (updated December 04, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Body image
  • Women’s issues

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Motherhood and being a women has its unique challenges, and we lack the support that can make us feel connected and not alone. I strive to provide that connection for women and help you navigate these unique challenges that come with being a women in today’s world.


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

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

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception

Women’s issues - Finding one's voice as a woman; letting go of shame; self-care and healing


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $60 - $100
  • Initial session: $100 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Bethany practice

649 Amity Road

Suite 103

Bethany, CT 06524

Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, 2014 - Present

Southern CT State University, MSW, 2011
Eastern CT State University, BSW, 2009


Languages

  • English

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