Dr. Sam Rader takes a holistic, outside-the-box approach in therapy. She seeks to illuminate the internal world of her clients, while helping each individual connect to themselves, others and the world at large in a meaningful way. Sam believes that our early experience shapes the way we see ourselves and the way we engage with the world. While uncovering and sometimes updating unconscious core beliefs, Sam works to build an authentic, trusting relationship and aims to embody warmth, optimism, curiosity and empathy.
Areas of Specialization
Dr. Rader can provide support and encourage growth surrounding:
- relationship issues
- family discord
- physical symptoms
Dr. Sam Rader offers psychotherapy sessions to:
- individual adults
Sam earned her Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University. Her dissertation focused on the benefits of time spent in nature, both for the mind and the world. Sam received prestigious psychodynamic clinical training at the Maple Counseling Center as well as the Wright Institute Los Angeles. Her theoretical focus is in object-relations, character analysis and interpersonal transference work. In addition, Sam has trained in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, reiki, yoga, and mindfulness meditation.
Sam Rader, PhD is a Board of Psychology Certified Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 23463).
Dr. Sam Rader is also a Certified Crisis Response Counselor, Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor, Certified Reiki Tummo Personal Master, and Certified Hypnotherapist.