Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Child Mental Health Specialist
About Samantha as a Therapist
Samantha Cunningham is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Child Mental Health Specialist in the state of Washington. She works with couples, families, and individuals of all ages (seniors, adults, teens, and children).
A native of the sunny southwest originally, Samantha celebrates the appearance of glorious sunshine in the Pacific Northwest with hiking, running, gardening, swimming, and frequent trips to the dog park with her furbabies Cupcake and Basil. When the sun hibernates for the winter, Samantha finds joy in crocheting, reading, drinking tea, and cuddling in front of the fireplace. Samantha’s partner in crime is her husband who helps remind her to wear socks in the winter when her feet are cold and wakes her up early in the summer for beautiful outings. With most of her large family within driving distance, Samantha is constantly spending time with her family and creating plans for getting together with great friends.
Training and Background
She graduated from Western Oregon University with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 2011. She continued her studies at George Fox University where she earned a Master of Arts in Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling in 2014. She also completed additional course work in Play and Sandtray Therapy. Samantha received additional training in Parent Child Interaction Training (PCIT). Her clinical experience began at Open House Ministries in Vancouver, WA working with homeless families and she continued her career working for a community mental health center treating children and adults of all ages and diagnoses.
Outside of the counseling room, Samantha loves sharing her life with her amazingly valuable family, friends, and boyfriend. She enjoys hiking/running, crocheting, gardening, reading, and playing with her dog, Cupcake.