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Sam Atkins

Master’s student in Counseling and Psychological Services (they/them)


sam.atkins@transcendpsychotherapy.com

This provider is currently NOT accepting new clients.

About

Hello and welcome! My name is Sam (they/them), and I am so happy you are here.

As a queer and non-binary identified provider, I honor how painstakingly difficult it is to exist under oppressive systems, let alone thrive. It can be isolating and scary to navigate this world alone, and I do not think you should have to. Drawing on humanistic and person-centered models of care, I aim to create a non-judgmental and empathetic space where you can bravely define what being your best self means to you. I view therapy as a collaborative process, where together, with the use of humor, humility, respect, and kindness, we explore the patterns that are no longer serving you, identify and amplify your strengths, and find the power within you to move forward and live the meaningful and authentic life you have always deserved. As an artist, I understand creativity's healing, grounding nature and provide art supplies for client use in sessions.

I am a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, working towards LPCC licensure. I bring a diverse background of educational and work experience incorporating equitable care and empathy for those who often feel left behind by the mental health care system. Most recently, I have worked in crisis mental health within emergency departments and in a pediatric nonprofit that provided interdisciplinary care for individuals with developmental disabilities. I am especially interested in working with issues of emerging adulthood, identity exploration, attachment injury, and trauma.

Areas of Interest

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Identity Exploration
  • Attachment Injury
  • Consensual Non-Monogomy
  • Interpersonal Relationship Struggles
  • Body Image (grounded in fat justice)

Populations

  • LGBTQQIP2SAA
  • Adults
  • Adolescents (15+)