Samaya Christmas

Teletherapy for adults ages 18 and up, in English and Spanish.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Life stressors/transitions
  • Relationship issues

Approach and Experience:

Samaya’s treatment modalities include CBT, Person-centered, and Psychodynamic therapy. Her experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults with diagnoses ranging from mild adjustment disorders to schizophrenia. She has treated clients in the office, at schools, in the community, and online via telehealth. Samaya works with both English and Spanish-speaking clients, and as she points out, “being from D.C. and now living in PG county, I have a great deal of experience with BIPOC communities.”

In Samaya’s words:

I believe that we all know what we want or need, but sometimes have a hard time figuring out how to get it; whether that be peace, joy, love, friendship, etc. Sometimes life throws you curveballs, and sometimes our own thoughts, behaviors, and patterns sabotage our efforts. Either way something’s got to give!  My approach is very person centered and I operate with the mentality that most people want the best for themselves, and are doing the best they can with the tools they are given. I work best with people who are wanting and willing to make changes for the better, no matter how small. I accept all of my clients unconditionally, so there is no need to worry about striving for perfection or covering up mistakes. I provide a safe space, free of judgment to help clients process, explore and navigate any thoughts, feelings, and emotions that may come up during their journey. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you reach your goals!

Samaya is a licensed clinical professional counselor. She earned her bachelors degree in psychology from North Carolina A&T State University and her masters degree in clinical mental health counseling from Trinity Washington University. Samaya is bilingual in English and Spanish. When not in a therapy session, Samaya likes to work out, binge watch dramas/psychological thrillers, and try new restaurants with friends.