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Samantha Bauer, LCPC

“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.” Maureen Johnson

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in obsessive thinking that only stops when you engage in certain behaviors? Do you feel as though you can't trust yourself and who you know yourself to be as a result of the thoughts inside your head? Are you sometimes more convinced about what might be than what you actually see? Do you find yourself getting pulled into remote possibilities that feel real? Do you find that a possibility has as much impact on you as reality itself? 

My name is Samantha Bauer and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland who specializes in working with Anxiety, OCD and related disorders.

I utilize Inference-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT). I-CBT aids in bringing resolution of obsessional doubts by educating on how obsessional doubts do not come about the same ways as normal doubts do. Normal doubts are experienced through legitimate reasons and are relevant to the current moment, whereas obsessional doubts are not.

It can be isolating and scary to feel like you cannot trust yourself and your mind. I have lived experience with OCD which allows me to connect with my clients on a different level. I will assist you on the journey of identifying when you are mistrusting your senses and instead relying on possibility and imagination. Together we will get you back to reality.

Professional Licensure:

  • State of Maryland: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) [#LC12401]