Samantha SciarrilloPsychologist

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What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

I believe the key to therapy that works is: a good relationship with your therapist. You should never feel judged. When you let someone you trust hold space for you to talk about the hard stuff, there's nothing you can't grow through.

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?

I’ve noticed my clients have everything inside them needed to heal, and even to thrive. A common thread that ties many of their struggles together is self-criticism. Modern life puts many obstacles in the way of loving and trusting ourselves enough to live our most authentic lives. This leads to anxiety, unhappiness, and despair. So what I do is help people recognize toxic cultural messages they’ve internalized as limiting beliefs, and learn to follow their inner wisdom.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

Intersectional feminism is how I see the world and how I practice therapy. It’s about recognizing your multiple, overlapping social identities (eg- straight, White woman), and how they contribute to the privilege & oppression you experience. I view people's problems as the result of oppressive systems; you’re not messed up, the world is. Feminist therapy helps me understand your experience more deeply, and approach our work in a collaborative way. I treat you as the expert on your own life, because you are. We'll blend that with my expertise in therapy/psychology to empower you to work through current (and future) challenges.



Work Stress


General Expertise


Identity development

Life transitions

Medical professionals' mental health

Women's issues



First Session


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session


Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Feminist Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Training / Certifications

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Re-New Psychological Services, Washington, DC (2017)


FL, Psychologist, PY10106


Doctor of Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2016)

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2012)

Bachelors of Science in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh (2009)

Work History

I've worked with a variety of people & problems over the past 10 years, to include my graduate training. Since 2015, I've focused on young adults and professionals, and the unique challenges they face. I understand the stress and politics that come with grad school/professional training and the professional work environment. I actually left the 9-5 in 2019 due to a bad case of burnout. After taking some time to heal and refocus, I started my private practice where I now specialize in helping professionals prevent and heal from burnout, and ultimately find peace & happiness.


2564 Corbyton Ct., Orlando, 32828, FL