Samantha Siegel Kamin, MA, LPC
Director, Head Therapist
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
This quote beautifully reflects my own journey and how I came to be the person and therapist I am today.
Having gone through my own darkness during childhood and adolescence and finding my way back to the light, I realized that my passion and purpose is to provide a space where young people can explore their inner world and express their experience so that they don’t have to suffer unnecessarily through life’s inevitable challenges. When children and teens come to my office, I want to help them feel safe, connected, and whole.
I have a Master’s Degree of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. I have worked extensively in judicial, day treatment, and residential settings to help children and adolescents identify and express their feelings, change self-destructive behavior, learn to self-regulate, and achieve their goals.
I’m dedicated to encouraging and promoting your child’s emotional and mental well-being by helping them cultivate greater self-awareness, acceptance, and authentic expression. While I deeply believe in harnessing the transformative powers of these characteristics, I also recognize the importance of teaching children and teens practical skills and coping tools to regulate through difficult moments and thrive in all areas of their lives.
My style as a therapist is collaborative, fluid, and dynamic. Though trained in mindfulness-based methods, I work from a trauma-informed, neurobiological and holistic perspective and apply a comprehensive accumulation of modalities including play, yoga, somatic, cognitive-behavioral, Positive psychology, and existential approaches to psychotherapy. I honor each individual child that I work with and strive to help them see how awesome they truly are.
There is always room to grow and change. But sometimes we have to let go of the stories and behaviors that don’t work in order to see how beautiful we really are.
Carrie Buechner, MA, LPCC, NCC, C-PD
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” -African Proverb
I fully believe that relationships are the lifeblood of our humanity, the marrow of our health, and the method of our healing. We are better, and go farther, together.
I bring this spirit of collaboration into my therapeutic work. I am a compassionate and bright clinician who specializes in therapeutic work with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents. I value the unique stories and identities of my clients, and strive to empathically hold space and welcome all of my clients’ experiences into the therapeutic relationship. I believe that people begin to heal the moment they feel heard. My ultimate goal for my clients is to experience integrated internal harmony, peace with self, and bear the confidence and tools to face life’s challenges with grace and strength.
Guided by trauma-informed and neurobiological principles, I primarily use Adlerian, psychodynamic, and client-centered theories to collaborate with my clients to foster their inner strength, resilience, and healing. My style is flexible, dynamic, and playful. Areas of specialty include: high sensitivity (HSP), eating disorders/ body image, post-traumatic stress disorder/ trauma, attachment concerns and repair, relationships and family dynamics, and mood/anxiety concerns. I look forward to working with you!
Mairead Jacobs Dougherty, MA, R-DMT
I have known since I was 10 years old that I wanted to be a therapist. I have always enjoyed deep connections with other people and am passionate about supporting those around me to find more ease and joy in life. I have faced my own adversity as someone who lives with a chronic illness, and although challenging at times, my experiences have given me a unique perspective and understanding of what it means to be human.
I hold a Master’s degree from Naropa University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in somatic counseling and dance/movement therapy. I utilize the body, creativity and mindfulness in my therapeutic work and take a trauma-informed approach to counseling.
I enjoy working with the whole lifespan, both children and adults, where I utilize my training in body-based interventions and play therapy. It is not unusual for my sessions to include movement, music and art because sometimes non-verbal means of expression help us explore parts of ourselves that we do not have words for. I value working with diverse backgrounds as multicultural counseling, and social justice are important foundations to my work. I have worked with various client populations, including a Medicaid clinic, a K-8 school, a senior living center, and a residential treatment center.
My therapeutic style is empathetic, warm, and grounding. I believe in having a collaborative relationship with my clients, and I work from a strengths-based perspective. My goal is to offer body-based counseling services that are accessible to all people. I support my clients to strengthen their mind/body connection, learn to regulate their nervous systems, work with unprocessed material, improve relationships, and locate their sense of meaning and empowerment. I believe we all have the ability to be resilient and I am passionate about supporting my clients along this journey.