Samantha Kerdman, LMFT

NPI Number: 1346672706

Spoken languages: English

Serving: 11 & Up

About Samantha Kerdman, LMFT

Samantha Kerdman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2014. She has a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from the University of Southern California, a Master’s in Elementary Education from De Paul University and a Master’s in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute. Samantha’s personal philosophy of counseling begins and ends with grace and a willingness to enter into an individual’s experience alongside them. She has an authentic listening heart that desires to see people live as whole, healthy individuals. Samantha believes in holistic healing that takes into consideration the whole person: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. She believes that counseling is a pathway for growth and healing. It is an opportunity for the client to explore their own thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. By building a healthy therapeutic relationship, the therapist can guide the client in discovering more about themselves and their patterns of behavior. It also provides a setting that encourages the client in establishing new, healthy patterns of behavior. Samantha aims to facilitate the process of a client solving their own problems while also demonstrating a genuine concern and compassion for their dilemmas. She encourages the clients to draw their own conclusions and choose the direction they want to take in resolving their issues. Together, the client and the therapist can then set goals in order to achieve the desired outcome. Samantha’s philosophy as a therapist is to treat each person as a unique individual, worthy of unconditional acceptance, regardless of his or her personal circumstances or struggles. It is her goal to challenge and encourage her clients to find healing emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys yoga, hiking, and spending time with her family and pets.

Specialties

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Adoption Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • CBT-I (Insomnia)
  • Child Behavioral Problems
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • First Responders
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Later Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting & Family Problems
  • Postpartum
  • PTSD (Combat Related)
  • Reproductive Challenges
  • School Avoidance
  • Sleep Problems
  • Substance Abuse (Alcohol, Marijuana, etc)
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues