Samantha KraftLPC, LPC-IT

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Availability

In Central Time

What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?

The ability to utilize technology has started breaking down barriers such as mobility, seeking caregivers or a number of factors that may have prevented access to care. It has opened a portal for both professionals and individuals to learn, socialize, research, cope and/or adapt to the changes or obstacles we face. I look forward to continuing to learn of more effective ways to provide tailored mental health services to clients and perspective clients.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I am an eclectic practitioner, as each walks their own path it is important to tailor to the needs of the client. I assess the responsiveness of the client to my approach or method initially. I generally utilize person-centered style therapy to empower and support client. Depending on client comfort I encourage feedback identifying what the client viewed as most helpful or not from previous session in an effort to both check in and empower clients to help me be a better more effective counselor for them.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

I have encountered and endured much throughout my life. The barriers/traumas/hard learned lessons were catalyst for me to pursue a career in mental health. I believe my experiences have aided me to empathize and relate to others who have also endured barriers/traumas/ loss which impacted their lives. I grew up in a house with addicts at various stages of sobriety ranging in age, abilities, beliefs, mental health issues and cultures; permitting unique perspectives to the experiences of others.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Work Stress

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

ADHD

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adolescent mental health

Anger management

Fees

$110

First Session

$110

Family Therapy

$110

Couples Therapy

$20

Group Therapy

$109

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Group Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Positive Psychology

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Juvenile Careworker American Correctional Association

Telehealth Certification

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Crisis Intervention Partner

Licensure

WI, LPC, 8593 - 125

WI, LPC, 8593 - 125

WI, LPC, 8593 - 125

WI, LPC-IT, 4898-226

Education

Master Clinical Mental Health, Capella University

Bachelors Psychology, Social Worker Certificate, Silver Lake College

Associates Criminal Justice, Moraine Park Technical College

Work History

I am an Licensed Professional Counselor with previous Social Worker, care taker experience. I have experience working with diverse and multicultural populations ranging in age, abilities, beliefs and cultures. I have worked with many at risk populations, LGBTQ+ both adolescents and adults in various roles: Caretaker, Youth Specialist, Mentor, Case Manager, Mental Health Specialist, Family Therapist, Advocate, Officer and Counselor. Throughout my diverse employment I have worked with individuals who have co-occurring medical and mental health needs, addictions as well as trauma survivors. I have worked with clients in various restrictive and community settings. Presently working with a private practice seeing individuals and couples in person as well as virtually. Previous experience as a Family Functional Counselor working in client home and providing group sessions to individuals from domestic violence shelter.

Location

4650 W Spencer St, Appleton, 54914, WI