Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Samantha Sitarik, LPCC
Sam's Professional Background and Experience
Sam Sitarik is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate who shares space at Heart Space Counseling Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Meadville, Pennsylvania at Allegheny College. After, she earned her Master of Arts in Forensic Mental Health Counseling at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, where she ran group and individual counseling sessions. During her time in the field, Sam has developed a unique background in working with court ordered clients who suffered from sexual dysfunctions and mood disorders. She also has received special training in emotionally focused couple’s therapy and has experience in working with difficult life transitions, relationship issues, and navigating LGBTQ+ identities. Coupled with a warm and optimistic demeanor, Sam provides a safe and judgement free space where clients are free to express themselves.
In Sam's Own Words
"Originally having a background in art, I found my passion for helping others when I took a position as an intern therapist at a women’s prison. Providing empathetic care to a population that needed warmth and genuineness sparked a passion for me that has propelled me to where I am today as a clinician. It is my belief that there is always time to add care, light, and fulfillment in one's life. While providing coping skills and a listening ear during difficult times, I also value the use of humor and being your genuine self in the therapeutic process. I strive to create an environment in which my clients feel understood, cared for, and worthy of their own happiness. The constant rush of life can be overwhelming and stressful – I try my best to provide my clients an opportunity to be mindful, look inward, and focus on what they are feeling in the present moment. Accepting of all identities, bodies, and kinks, I am sex positive and offer a compassionate space for everyone; I believe we are all discovering ourselves and learning to grow in our own ways."