Graduate Practicum Intern
Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked yourself, “who am I”? Do you find that the different roles you play spouse, parent, sibling, child, and friend leave you still feeling empty inside? Do you feel like you struggle to find purpose in life and what brings you joy? Are you feeling lost and less than others? If so, trust me, you are not alone. Navigating the world can be overwhelming, especially with so many options around you. In addition, the increase in social media and the ability to see into the lives of others can leave you in a constant state of comparison that can cause you to lose sight of who you are or who you want to be.
I have been blessed to work with diverse people throughout my career. Many of my jobs have allowed me to help encourage and empower others in their own abilities and strength, helping them to realize they are enough and that making changes in our lives does not mean something is wrong. The fact that you are reading this shows how strong you are. You have taken the first steps towards personal freedom. People are led to believe that asking for help means you are weak, which is far from the truth. It is quite the opposite! Asking for help is a sign of strength and takes real courage. I am proud of you, and you should be proud of yourself.
Walking into the unknown can be scary. I cannot guarantee the outcome of counseling but what I can guarantee is that I will provide an environment that is welcoming, safe, confidential, and most importantly, free of judgment. My goal is to help you navigate the world around you and find ways to empower who you are. There is freedom in transparency.
It would be an honor to travel a portion of your journey with you. You do not have to feel alone.
Samara graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and her Master’s degree in Human Services Counseling. Samara is currently a practicum student at Liberty University working on her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Samara has worked with many people, from kids to older adults and has a strong passion for working with new parents, single moms, teens, and young adults. These can be very transformative times, and Samara would love to empower the transformation and growth during these seasons of life.