Ms. Deana Thaxton Samms, MA, LOC

Preferred Name: Deana

Online Therapy

About Me

Sometimes life can be overwhelming. When you think there is no hope and your faith has worn thin, let me lend you mine. I want to be there to help you through stressful times. I respect diverse faiths and values offering individual, marriage, and family therapy for anyone, and I provide Christian therapy to those who want to incorporate a Biblical worldview. I love empowering individuals to work through life’s difficulties and change negative thinking and behaviors. I like connecting with couples and families to repair relationships and restore harmony. I enjoy teenagers who need to learn coping and life skills and parents who need coaching. I also see clients who are working to free themselves from the bondage of substance and behavioral addictions. I’ve been married 45 years and have three adult children and three grandchildren. I received my Master’s in Professional Counseling in 2002, and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of West Virginia since 2009, but I have been a counselor since I can remember. One of my greatest pleasures is helping people heal from hurts, fears, grief, and pain to live rewarding and meaningful lives. I want to help you restore and improve your relationships.

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth