My name is Samantha Harrold (she/her) and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#99851) and Board Certified Art Therapist (#17-072), Certified in The Trauma Conscious Yoga Method.
I provide art and somatic therapies via telehealth to residents throughout the beautiful state of California.
It took me a long time to learn that there is power in being a highly sensitive person, that the fire I held could ignite other's healing.
I now strive to spread this fire by helping adult survivors of trauma heal wounds so they can feel safe in their own bodies, and live an empowered life.
I specialize in PTSD, Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (c-PTSD) and relational trauma, especially that which shows up as difficulty asserting oneself, an exaggerated sense of responsibility, and exaggerated experience of shame/guilt.
As an artist and yogi I am a firm believer in the power of holistic healing, which considers the whole person -- body, mind, spirit, and emotions -- in the quest for health and wellness. I believe all humans have intuitive wisdom and an innate ability to heal themselves. All that you need is already within you, together we can work to access these resources.
"...you’ll spend the rest of your life learning what’s already in your bones.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
I believe my greatest strength is finding playful and creative solutions to serious problems. I use humor and creativity to help you meet your goals. Above all, I am enthusiastic about healing, and strive to be fearless in my passion. I value genuine weirdness, and aim to always be authentic, and take the shame out of non-conformity.