I started seeing Samantha in 2020 as I was seeking a trauma informed therapist for my then 5year old daughter. Our family had just suffered an unexpected loss and my husband and I noticed our daughter was acting out of character with physical and emotional aggression- biting and hitting herself and others. We didn’t know where to start or how to help her and felt desperate for guidance and parental support.
Over the next several months, Samantha helped us understand how trauma affects the brain and how the behavioral changes we were seeing in our daughter were ways she was trying to regulate her emotions. Samantha helped us by teaching us skills to help guide our parenting and help our daughter through processing the loss of her grandfather whom she was extremely close.
As my daughter began to show positive changes and attitudes as we were implementing these skills, I found myself curious to explore some of the mixed emotions I was feeling during the counseling sessions with Samantha because I felt so safe and supported by her already.
Not only had Samantha guided me in helping my daughter process the loss of her grandfather she has helped me personally manage anger, panic attacks and depression, toxic self talk and physical manifestations of anxiety.
Samantha is a skilled, intelligent, person focused therapist who takes a holistic approach in her practice which prioritizes physical, mental and spiritual well-being. She has a gentle, nurturing personality and a warm, professional manner in which she practices. Her counsel has helped me recognize some of the patterns of shame, anxiety and toxic messages of trauma in my life. In moments when I wanted to give up she has been a source of safety, encouragement and peace as well as a place where I can share victories as well as the messy complicated stuff. She has helped me accept that this is a healing Journey and that it is ok to not be ok.
I think the biggest impact she has had on my life is that my view of myself and of God has changed for the better since knowing her.
I am just so grateful for Sharon Klein Counseling and for Samantha. Here, you will find a safe and trusting relationship where support and hope in healing is possible.