Samantha grew up on an acreage near Sexsmith, Alberta. She was a Registered Dental Assistant for more than 10 years in Grande Prairie. Though she enjoyed treating and caring for client’s physical health. She was very interested in treating client’s mental health. Samantha than moved to British Columbia and attended Thompson River University and received a Bachelor of Social Work.
After graduation, Samantha moved back to her hometown Grande Prairie, to work in her community. Samantha understands how difficult it can be to work long hours, have a hectic schedule, and work away from home. Samantha does her best to accommodate that by offering evening appointments, as well as phone and video sessions.
Samantha has experience working with people who have experienced trauma, mental health issues (e.g., anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis), abuse, grief and loss, stress, generational trauma from residential school, relationship challenges, domestic violence, substance misuse and addictions. She has worked with people exploring identity, personal growth, wellness, goals, purpose, and meaning in life.
Samantha enjoys volunteering at the Big Brother and Sister Foundation, and at the Hospital. She has worked as a Youth Counsellor in Grande Prairie and enjoys working with children, youth, and families. Samantha has worked on a multi-disciplinary team as a Case Manager for Alberta Health Services and the Ministry of Health.