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Samantha Embrick Associate Clinical Social Worker

She / Her / Hers

Clinically Supervised

Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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Under Clinical Supervision

Samantha Embrick, Associate Clinical Social Worker, 97693 is practicing under the supervision of Lea Siegel (California, LCSW, 100234) at Mindful Evolutions Therapy.

Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Like many other therapists, I was drawn to this field after my own experience benefitting from therapy. I identify as a person with lived experience with mental health, and my journey brought me to using my sensitivity and empathy to support others in therapy. I use many of the coping skills that I teach, because I believe it's so important that I don't ask clients to try coping skills that I haven't already tried/used myself! As a person with lived experience, I understand how hard it can be to reach out and show up to therapy. If you are considering therapy, I encourage you to call ((510)408-7213) or email me at I look forward to chatting with you!

Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

As a therapist located in the Bay Area, I notice many of my clients (both teens and adults) struggle with themes of perfectionism, burnout, and productivity anxiety. The tech industry and high performance expectations in this area can be so challenging and oftentimes, clients come to me feeling like they can't keep up with these societal demands. In some ways, even the idea of "self-care" has been turned into a productivity competition! These themes have led me to develop an interest in supporting clients in learning how to take a break, incorporating self-compassion, and challenging those patterns and expectations.



Woman, Cisgender


Asian-American, White







LGBTQIA related issues


General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues


Sexuality Based Issues

Adolescent mental health

College & graduate student issues

Communication issues

Life transitions

In-Network Insurance


UnitedHealthCare (UHC)



Marriage & Couples Counseling$175
Individual Therapy$155

Types of Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Feminist Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Training / Certifications

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training - Behavioral Tech


Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, Master of Social Work, Mental Health; Sexual Health & Education, 2020

Work History

I received my Master of Social Work from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, with an emphasis on mental health and sexual health/education. I completed my practicum working with new parents at a hospital, supporting them in education and treatment of perinatal mental health. Postgrad, I spent time working in a comprehensive DBT program, providing individual and group therapy for teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, bpd, and life-threatening behaviors. Because of these experiences, I have a wide-range of experience supporting teens and adults in a variety of mental health concerns. My therapy approach incorporates a evidence-based practices, including a focus on cognitive behavior therapy, DBT skills, and mindfulness. A session with me might include learning some coping skills, challenging unhelpful thought patterns, laughter & humor, and a nonjudgmental space to process and experience your emotions. I have additional trainings in acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and crisis intervention.

Frequently Asked Questions About Samantha Embrick, ASW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Samantha Embrick, ASW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Samantha Embrick accepting new clients?

Yes, Samantha Embrick is accepting new clients.

Does Samantha Embrick accept insurance?

Yes, Samantha Embrick accepts insurance, including Cigna, Optum and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Samantha Embrick offer?

Samantha Embrick offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Samantha Embrick offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Samantha Embrick for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Samantha Embrick offer online therapy?

Yes, Samantha Embrick offers online therapy to people in California.

How quickly can I see Samantha Embrick?

Samantha Embrick typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Samantha Embrick speak?

Samantha Embrick conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Samantha Embrick online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Samantha Embrick online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.