Offering evidence-based, solution-oriented and compassionate approaches to mindful living and thriving
For over 10 years, Samantha has worked with teens and families from all over the world. She started coaching teens with UCLA, working in communities all over Los Angeles as a strengths-based coach and educator. Samantha has volunteered in Guatemala, Portugal, Spain and Peru providing Community-Based Psychological services to youth and families.
Samantha has worked with some of the most prestigious and effective youth-empowerment programs including the EduCare Foundation, Insight Seminars, the Canadian Association of International Programs (CADIP), UCLA MARC, UCLA Community-Based Learning Program and the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, the Detox center at St. Luke’s Medical Center in New York City as well as Meditation Centers both locally and abroad.
She attained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA and her Master’s Degree in Clinical and Educational Psychology from Columbia University. She has taught courses at the graduate level at Columbia University in subjects such as Mother-Child Matrix, Adjustment and Mindfulness with Youth. She developed a well-funded mindfulness program at Columbia while being a lead researcher in the mindfulness lab. Additionally, Samantha has received training in spirituality, guided imagery, yoga and nutrition.
Samantha completed a Certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) where she has worked with families and youth as a mindfulness teacher on the UCLA campus.Samantha is in private practice as a Mindfulness Coach for youth, adults and familes experiencing mild to severe mental health issues.