Sam Bergstein, MSW, LISW-S, REAT

Preferred Name: Samantha

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

About Me

I'm not currently taking new clients. I am taking EMDR consultees. Sam specializes in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues in adults and adolescents using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Expressive Arts Therapy, IFS (Internal Family Systems), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), strengths based, and other holistic methods as well. Sam has a strong belief in justice and acceptance. She is educated in LGBTQIA+ issues and treatment, religious diversity, racial justice, and prides herself in cultural humility. She does not know it all, and she absolutely doesn't know exactly what your experience has been, but she strives to provide a safe and validating space to heal and grow.

Education & Experience

Sam received her MSW (Master of Social Work) from Ohio State University and is a LISW-S (Licenced Independent Social Worker-supervisor.) Sam has experience working with individuals from all walks of life with diverse mental health concerns.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Institute for Creative Mindfulness team member

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth