Samantha  Shtofman
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Samantha Shtofman

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Pennsylvania Accepting Online
Updated January 24, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Clinical supervision

Professional statement

Samantha, who goes by Sam, is a licensed professional counselor and board-certified art therapist. She is located in the greater Philadelphia area, and provides individual psychotherapy via telehealth to clients within the state of Pennsylvania.

Sam enjoys working with motivated individuals willing to take healthy risks to better their lives. Her typical clients may identify as "people pleasers," or are known to be “strong” and “reliable.” While such qualities can be admirable, they may also contribute to difficulty identifying and addressing one’s own needs. If you're here, you may recognize the need to change and adjust your relationships accordingly. We can likely all agree that change is hard, and sometimes it is easier to stay in the same rhythm than to take a risk and make a change - even if that change can make a significant positive impact on our lives. If you're ready to take the steps to make a positive change in your life, Sam may be the support you need in figuring out the best methods to make it happen.

Sam believes that each individual has the skills needed to succeed in life, and may need a supportive space in which to discover and develop these skills. She approaches therapy from a psychodynamic, person-centered approach that explores your lived experience and how this may contribute to current challenges. In forming a trusting therapeutic relationship, Sam aims to dive deeper using traditional talk therapy or creative expression to better understand relational patterns and identify the need for change. From there, she offers elements from CBT, DBT, positive psychology, and self-compassion to support skill building in pursuit of client-identified, individualized goals.


Message to clients

Welcome! I'm glad you're here. You've taken a great step in pursuing positive change for yourself and I would be honored to be a part of your journey.

My goal is to help create a supportive space for you to discover and develop the skills needed to lead a more fulfilling life. I believe that while you may not be responsible for your challenges, you are responsible for how you move forward. I believe in the power of gratitude and optimism, and have seen the benefits these have had on my own life.

I recognize the importance of forming a trusting relationship to best support clients in navigating their individual roads to success. I bring willingness and ability to collaborate and creatively problem solve to help motivated individuals get the most out of their lives. In our work together, you’ll feel supported and challenged, and I will help you reach the goals you have set for yourself. I will encourage you to challenge set beliefs that may no longer serve purpose, engage in healthy risk taking, and set boundaries with yourself and others. I cannot do this work for you, however, I can support and guide you in finding the tools that work best for you and implementing them in your life accordingly.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

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

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

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

Samantha Shtofman 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: $100 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

My hourly rate is $100; this will include scheduled 50 minute psychotherapy sessions and coinciding documentation. This fee is subject to regular review and will be discussed with you ahead of implementation. You are expected to provide payment for each session at the time it is held, unless otherwise agreed upon and expressed in writing.

I do not accept payment through insurance, however, this may change in the future. I can provide a statement of services for submission to your insurance provider for reimbursement, if applicable. Please ensure you are familiar with your insurance coverage and policies.


Location(s)

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

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years


Drexel University, MA Art Therapy & Counseling, 2017


Licensure

Pennsylvania: PC012939


Languages

English