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Samantha Bookland Psychotherapy, LPC

Samantha Bookland is a licensed professional counselor with over a decade of experience in the mental health field. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, and other life stressors. She is passionate about building a safe and welcoming environment where her clients feel listened to and respected.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Arizona
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“When I was trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and learned how trauma affects our system as a whole (mind, body, and spirit), my lens as a therapist shifted to a much more holistic approach.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have worked in the mental health field for over a decade in various roles and have a strong desire to help others through difficult life situations. Growing up with a psychiatrist as a father shaped my interest in learning how and why people behave in the ways they do. Early on in my career as a therapist, I utilized traditional talk therapy approaches and realized that, while they were helpful, there was also something missing. When I was trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and learned how trauma affects our system as a whole (mind, body, and spirit), my lens as a therapist shifted to a much more holistic approach. I believe in trauma-informed care, which involves treating clients who may have a history of trauma with respect and keeping their previous experiences in mind so as not to re-traumatize them.
What should someone know about working with you?
I recognize that it takes a lot of strength and vulnerability to come to therapy. I appreciate that you are willing to step outside your comfort zone in order to feel better and be present for your life. I enjoy working with people who are motivated to work on themselves and make positive changes. In our initial session, I will ask what brings you into counseling, get to know more about you, and learn how I can best help you. We will then create a treatment plan to identify goals to work on in our sessions. The treatment plan is a helpful tool to see the great progress you have made. In between our sessions, I encourage you to practice skills we discussed so you can build healthy patterns and feel better that much faster.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I enjoy learning new skills that help me grow as a counselor. I often listen to psychotherapy podcasts and audiobooks to broaden my knowledge of trauma. I recently attended a training on structural dissociation theory, which works on integrating aspects or "parts" of ourselves that were activated during traumatic experiences and have affected the ability to cope and self-regulate in healthy ways. Once the parts are provided with adaptive information that the trauma is not currently occurring, the self is able to function as a whole and more effectively handle life's stressors. I found this training fascinating and very helpful for my clients. I continue to receive consultation from experts in the field to better serve my clients.
“I believe in trauma-informed care, which involves treating clients who may have a history of trauma with respect and keeping their previous experiences in mind so as not to re-traumatize them.”
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