About Samanta Grimaldi Rossi, MS, LPC-Associate
Under the Supervision of Jennifer Williams Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC
$110 - $150 per 50 minute session
As a therapist, I have the privilege of working with adolescents and adults who are seeking to better understand themselves and improve their relationships with others. I strongly believe that everyone deserves a second chance to grow and become their best selves, even if their past experiences may have hindered their ability to form healthy relationships. Witnessing clients' progress and growth on their therapeutic journey is incredibly rewarding, and it motivates me to continue helping others achieve their full potential.
My goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can build a strong foundation of trust, respect and collaboration. This therapeutic relationship serves as a laboratory where individuals can explore and experiment with new ways of interacting with others, which can ultimately lead to more positive and fulfilling relationships. I believe that everyone has the potential to grow and change, and it is my honor to support my clients on their journey towards personal growth and self-discovery.
My approach to therapy is rooted in a deep understanding of Psychoanalysis and the impact of trauma on our lives. However, I also recognize the importance of incorporating innovative techniques that can complement traditional talk therapy. That's why I have recently integrated Somatic Experience®, a body-based approach that recognizes the physical manifestations of trauma, into my clinical practice. Through this modality, I will work with you to explore both your thoughts and feelings, as well as the physical sensations that arise in your body. By including your body as a messenger of your emotions and sensations, we can gain a more holistic understanding of your experiences and work towards healing deep-seated traumas that may be holding you back.
I identify as a Latina immigrant and I specialize in working with immigrant populations. Additionally, my work is effective with trauma survivors suffering from anxiety and depression, complicated/complex grief, and women's issues including sexuality and maternity. I have a Master's degree from Brazil and several years of experience working as a Psychologist in Brazil, however, I have lived in Austin since 2015. My professional experience includes working in areas such as Pediatric Oncology, Mental Health Services for clients with PTSD, and Inpatient and Outpatient Social Psychiatric Clinics.
I offer a complimentary 30-minute initial consultation where we can discuss if we are a good fit to work together. I am fluent in both English and Portuguese, and provide clinical services in both languages.