Biography

Sam has experience working with individuals from all walks of life with diverse mental health concerns.  In addition to her Master of Social Work (MSW), Sam studied political science and women’s and gender studies for her undergraduate degree and also has a Master of Science in political science, in which she focused on social justice and American Politics. Sam has a strong belief in justice and acceptance.

Sam had the unique experience of growing up in Athens, Ohio, a small progressive college town in Southeastern Ohio, nestled in the midst of Appalachia. She credits much of her open-minded and curious nature to her experiences living in Athens, Albuquerque, New Mexico (where she was born and lived for the first few years of her life), and Colorado after her undergraduate degree. Sam was also lucky to grow up in a family full of artists.

Her therapeutic and professional style is very humanistic, personalized, trauma-informed, and social-justice-oriented. She is educated in LGBTQIA+ issues and treatment, religious diversity, and racial justice, and prides herself in cultural humility. She does not know it all, and she absolutely doesn’t know exactly what a client or consultee’s experience has been, but she strives to provide a safe and validating space to heal, learn, and grow.   Sam worked with ICM and EMDRIA-approved / REAT consultant Rachel Weaver to achieve her EMDRIA-approved consultant and REAT status.

Sam’s training and credentials include the following:

-MSW (Master of Social Work) from Ohio State University, MA (Master of Arts) in Political Science, BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies with minors in World Religions and Global Leadership

-LISW-S (Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor), Ohio

-Certified in EMDR and is an EMDRIA approved Consultant

-Registered (Certified) Expressive Arts Therapist through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association  (IEATA)

-Expressive Arts Supervisor through ICM.

-IFS (Internal Family Systems) Level 1 Trained

-Business/group practice owner and experienced in business establishment, private practice establishment and growth, management of independent contractors, billing, credentialing, professional development, ethical business practices, and adapting various modalities to fit the constraints of working with insurance and meeting insurance-based treatment requirements

-Extensive training/experience in: DBT, parts work, gender-affirming care, gender-affirming letter writing, anti-oppressive care, religious and spiritual diversity, social justice, and progressive interfaith community programming and community service.

 

Consultation Information

Experienced In Online EMDR Therapy Training model

Eligible to offer consultation in the Advanced Certificate in Dissociation Studies

Consultation Rates

Rates:

$30/1 hour group EMDR Consultation (limit 4 participants)

$50/2 hour group EMDR, Expressive Arts, or Dissociation-Focused Consultation (limit 8 participants) *Keep an eye out for Sam’s special slightly reduced rate basic trainee groups coming soon!

$85/1 hour for individual EMDR consultation toward basic training, Expressive Arts Supervision, or special dissociation-focused consultation

$100/1 hour individual consultation EMDR for certification, or CIT (consultant in training) consultation-of-consultation

Consultation Group Info

See the schedule and sign up on Calendly for Group and Individual consults! https://calendly.com/sbergstein

 

Please reach out via email if you can’t find a good time for an individual consult and we can see what we can put together!

Location

4041 North High Street, Columbus, OH, USA