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Samantha Farber Psychotherapy, LMSW

Samantha Farber is a passionate and dedicated therapist aiming to help clients of all ages feel more connected to others, to the life they want to live, and, most importantly, to their authentic self. She aims to create a safe and supportive space for those struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and those managing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and trauma.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $200-260
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Connecticut
  • New York
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Provider
Profile
“I aim to help clients achieve freedom from eating disorders by taking an empowering, collaborative, and humanized approach that allows them to reconnect with their authentic soul-self.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I attended the Culinary Institute of America where I received my bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and hospitality management. Through my experience in hospitality, I discovered my strengths in problem-solving and the joy of interacting with people. This rerouted my life path toward the field of mental health. After attending Fordham University and graduating with a master’s degree in social work, I went on to follow my passion for supporting the eating disorder population through my role as a recovery coach in an outpatient meal support setting. I remain an active advocate for raising awareness around the need for eating disorder treatment in communities. I am a recurring speaker for Delta Phi Epsilon during ANAD week on multiple campuses on the East Coast as well as an active member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I am currently working toward my goal of becoming a certified eating disorder specialist.
What should someone know about working with you?
I aim to help clients achieve freedom from eating disorders by taking an empowering, collaborative, and humanized approach that allows them to reconnect with their authentic soul-self. I believe that, in order to live a fuller life, one cannot focus on what they wish to restrict or lessen; rather, they must focus on what they have to gain in this world.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I participate in continuing education regularly, whether that be through webinars or educational reading to keep myself inspired. I am always striving to learn more about the field through research, collaboration, and the experience of my colleagues. I am also certified in cognitive processing therapy (CPT).
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am extremely inspired by all the advocacy happening in our world of mental health. Specifically, I am excited about the evolution of eating disorder psychoeducation taking place day-by-day. Though we have a long way to go, we are far from where we began.
Do you only work with people struggling with eating disorders?
No! Though I specialize primarily in eating disorders, I also have extensive experience in treating generalized anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship problems (whether that be with others, yourself, food, or your body), and life transitions.
“I believe that, in order to live a fuller life, one cannot focus on what they wish to restrict or lessen; rather, they must focus on what they have to gain in this world.”
Interested in speaking with Samantha?