Hi, I am Samantha Oami. Thank you for taking the time to get to know my practice. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist committed to the mental health and well-being of children and their parents. As an expert in the treatment of children and adolescents, I am able to help them explore, express and work through difficult emotional and behavioral challenges that have previously felt unmanageable. My approach is "strength-based", focused not only on alleviating problematic symptoms, but also on helping your child develop true self-confidence, self-reliance, and healthier relationships. Whether I am meeting with a child, a parent for coaching, or running a parenting group, I provide a calm and welcoming environment, free of judgement.
No child grows in a vacuum. When a parent-child relationship is healthy and thriving, children are happier, more confident, and more able to develop resilience in the face of life's challenges. Therefore, in my practice, I focus on helping parents better understand their children's needs, while they develop confidence in this very important role. When appropriate, parents take part in regularly scheduled meetings with me to help carry the positive benefits of the therapy into the home.
To get started, I offer a brief free phone consultation to discuss your specific needs. I look forward to working with you and your family towards happiness and harmony.