Samantha Orrell is originally from Northern Virginia and moved to the Richmond area in 2019. Samantha received a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University, in Arlington, VA, and a Bachelors in Human Services from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, VA. Samantha is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).
In the counseling setting, Samantha strives to create an authentic and genuine connection with her clients. She believes in the strength of the therapeutic alliance and works to meet clients where they are at, by utilizing a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rogerian, and Mindfulness. She believes that this combination of approaches to therapy provides the client with a safe space in which they are given the opportunity to grow and challenge themselves while receiving unconditional support. Samantha’s goal as a therapist is to help clients recognize and embrace their strengths while receiving psychoeducation and coping skills to help relieve distress.
Her prior experience includes working with individuals, couples, and groups. Samantha specializes in working with teens, young adults, and adults helping them work through issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, LGBTQ+ issues, relationships, domestic violence, stress, and much more.