To say that Samantha is passionate about the Mental Health and Human Service field is an understatement. At an early, she became an active volunteer for Best Buddies, an International 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Developing friendships with club members, while providing mentorship, enhancing daily life skills and improving the quality of life and level of inclusion, reinforced her desire to make a difference in people’s lives.  It was then that her love for working with individuals with different abilities truly blossomed.
Upon graduating SUNY Cortland with a BA in Psychology, Samantha had held various positions working with a variety of vulnerable populations including at-risk teens, economically disadvantaged children and adults, the geriatric population and individuals with mental and emotional health disorders. Samantha continued her education at Stony Brook University, earning a Masters of Arts in Disability Studies, in addition to becoming a Certified Employment Support Professional. Using a person-centered approach, Samantha work with clients to identify and target specific barriers, develop measurable, achievable goals and works towards reaching desired results and greater fulfillment.
Samantha specializes in:
Vocational Counseling
Executive Functioning
Organizational Tutoring
Mental Health and Wellness Coaching
Personal Development
Interpersonal Skill Enhancement
Life Skill Coaching &
Community Integration