Sam holds an MA in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness; a reflection of his deep and abiding interest in Jungian, archetypal and transpersonal psychology. His own experiences in Jungian analysis have deepened his approach to working with clients, leveraging dreams and imagination as gateways to personal healing and development. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where his practice has become further influenced by existential, postcolonial and liberation psychology.
Sam believes that the reasons leading each one of us to begin therapeutic work are as unique and complex as we are individually, and that therapy can be a sacred container where the gentle tending of our wounds and challenges gradually begins to serve our healing, growth, and transformation. He warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds and identities, with the awareness that our contexts and backgrounds inform our lived experience and the unique pathway to our healing. Sam readily invites the inclusion of dreams, creative expressions, and integration of experiences in non-ordinary states of consciousness into the therapeutic process.