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Emily Sampson


she/her/hers


In-Person + Virtual Therapy


DC | MD


Specializes in:

Family Therapy (incl. adoptive and foster), LGBTQ+, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Adolescent Therapy, Parenting & Fertility, Play Therapy ages 4+, Depression and Anxiety, Relationship Therapy
                                                                    

An authentic relationship between us is at the center of our work together.

 

I am passionate about building a space where you feel safe to ask questions, be curious about your experiences and build on the resilience you already have. Through our work together, I will support you in building connections between who you are now and how you would like to grow in the future.
 
It is my belief that one of the bravest things that you can do is to explore your own story. Through a lens of acknowledging and honoring intersectionality I will support you in understanding how early childhood experiences, including traumatic ones, may have affected your world today. All of us hold multiple identities and how we connect and build on those experiences can shift how we relate to our partners, family, friends and ourselves.
 
Through an attachment based lens, I will support you and your partner/s towards improving intimacy, connection through building a space to express vulnerability, hopes and dreams for the future.
 
As a family and child therapist, I am committed to making space for each member of the family in sessions and providing therapy in a developmentally appropriate way. I have a particular interest and speciality in working in the foster and adoptive community. One of my favorite parts of working with parents and children is to see how families realign with one another and truly become curious about each other’s perspectives.
 
I look forward to joining you in your journey towards wellness and healing.