“Fear can’t hurt you. When it washes over you, give it no power. It’s a snake with no venom. Remember that. That knowledge can save you.”
My name is Samantha Bauer, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I mainly work with individuals that are experiencing depression, anxiety, and OCD. In my therapy sessions I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space to allow you to discuss and explore your experiences. It is my belief that a strong therapeutic alliance is the foundation of any counseling experience.
I utilize a person-centered approach in my therapy sessions. It is my belief that you are the expert in your own life. It is my job to be here to assist you as you explore, gain insight and awareness, and work toward change in your life. I achieve this by offering compassion, a non-judgmental space, and unconditional positive regard. I also utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy in my sessions. A lot of our problems are based in our unhelpful thinking patterns. Unhelpful thoughts lead to unhelpful feelings and behaviors that can keep you stuck in your life. I will assist you on the journey of identifying and challenging these unhelpful thinking patterns which will allow you to take your power back, calm the mind, and move forward in your life.
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remember to turn on the light.” -Albus Dumbledore