Samantha Bickham, LMHC

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Certifications:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida MH18946
  • Certified EMDR Therapist through EMDR International Association (767924)
  • Certification in Recent Traumatic Episodes Protocol (RTEP) & Group Traumatic Episodes Protocol
  • Certification in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Basic training via Russ Harris

Area of Focus:

  • Working with individuals and their loved ones diagnosed with an eating disorder or struggling with body dysmorphia.
  • Relational therapy with individuals experiencing ambivalence within their relationships.
  • Working with adolescents exploring their sexuality and gender.
  • Providing trauma-informed care with EMDR to those with complex trauma, recent traumatic experiences, and attachment wounds.
  • Individual therapy for those with trauma around infertility struggles, postpartum stressors, and parenting concerns.
  • ACT for emotion regulation, decision-making, depressive symptoms, & suicidal ideation.

Education:

  • M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Troy University
  • B.A., Psychology, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)
    • Minor in Education

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Professional Background

Samantha Bickham started her journey as a therapist at a residential facility for adolescents struggling with eating disorders in 2018. She gained awareness and knowledge of the different forms of eating disorders along with the cooccurring disorders of ADHD, depression & anxiety. Through this opportunity, Samantha obtained the experience needed to support not only the individual through the recovery process but also their families and loved ones in providing a safe, supportive environment.

During this time, Samantha had the privilege of working with adolescents that were exploring their sexuality and gender. This meant ensuring they were provided with appropriate resources and support that allowed them to move through this process safely and authentically.

As Samantha grew as a therapist, she wanted to expand her expertise and decided to transition to the group practice, Mindful Living Counseling, in 2021. Here she has worked with clients that have experienced traumatic events, complex childhood trauma, struggles within their relationships, and traumas that arise with infertility and postpartum stressors.