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Samara Cerven(She/Her/Hers)

Clinical Psychologist, PsyD
New York
Adolescent mental health- Anxiety - Depression-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Postpartum depression- Trauma-
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Message to clients

It takes considerable courage to pursue therapy for various reasons. My primary objective is to consistently offer a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment that fosters open dialogue and encourages the freedom to authentically express yourself. I recognize that I am not the expert on you, and your input holds significant value in our therapeutic journey.

I firmly believe in the healing power of humor and often integrate it into our journey where appropriate. Often, during challenging times, we tend to forget to grant ourselves the permission and grace to find moments of joy. One of my favorite quotes is:

"The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the spirit heals with joy." - Unknown

If you're ready to start your therapeutic journey, I am here to navigate this path with you, offering empathy, safety, and a deep understanding to support your growth and well-being.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years


New York: 026115




Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (60min)