Samantha Smith, LHMC NCC
Samantha Smith is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) in Bellingham, Washington. As a therapist, Samantha works with adolescents, college students, and adults to uncover the truths of who they are in order to live a more wholehearted life. She helps clients who are struggling with a variety of issues including depression, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, grief, abuse, shame, and difficult life transitions. She offers an eclectic approach to therapy, utilizing creative, emotionally-focused, cognitive, and body-based techniques to address the unique struggle of each client.
Since earning her M. Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Montevallo in 2013, Samantha has worked in a variety of settings including a child advocacy center, an eating disorder treatment facility, an outpatient mental health clinic, a church-based counseling center, and a private practice. She moved to Bellingham in 2017 from Birmingham, Alabama and founded Wildflower Counseling, LLC. Samantha has pursued additional training in The Daring Way™, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychodrama, and some body-based interventions.
Samantha is currently working on her Ph.D. in Practical Theology through the University of Aberdeen. She is conducting qualitative research on how the embodied aspect of relational trauma impacts a believer’s sense of who God is. She has a particular interest in working with clients who struggle with their faith/values in light of difficult or traumatic life experiences.
Personally, Samantha is married and has three children. When not working, she might be found spending time with her family outdoors, running, sewing or embroidering, riding her bicycle, or reading in a local coffee shop.