Samantha V. Jacobson, MS, LMHCA

Samantha V. Jacobson MS, LMHCA

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy – intensively trained by Treatment Implementation Collaborative

Professional Background

Samantha Jacobson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington with 4 years of experience providing mental health care in a range of settings, including inpatient psychiatric units, intensive outpatient programs, community mental health, and outpatient private practice. She completed her Master’s degree in Psychological science, and is currently a fourth-year PhD candidate in clinical psychology.

Samantha provides justice-centered evidence-based treatment to a diverse range of clients with varying presenting problems at The Affirmative Collective, a 504(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The focus of her work there is with gender diverse clients experiencing gender dysphoria, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.

Samantha is also an advanced graduate student therapist at The Seattle Clinic, where she provides comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy to teens and adults with borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, suicidality, self-injury, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Samantha has extensive training in interventions of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for treating suicide, self-injury, and borderline personality disorder, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) for the treatment of eating disorders, Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP) for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for treatment of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Samantha has a particular passion for working with the LGBTQ+ community. She has formal training in providing gender affirming therapy to teens and adults, and provides low-fee pre-surgical evaluations for gender affirming surgeries. She enjoys helping clients navigate questions about their identity, and what their gender and sexual orientation mean to them. She strives to help clients create a life worth living in accordance with their own unique goals and values.


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Seattle Pacific University (in progress)

M.S., Psychological Science, Seattle Pacific University

B.A., Psychology, Seattle Pacific University

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Areas of Focus

Samantha V. Jacobson specializes in evidence-based therapy for LGBTQ+ communities and comprehensive treatment for borderline personality disorder and trauma, using Dialectical Behavior Therapy and CBT to help clients live fulfilling lives aligned with their values.

Samantha V. Jacobson utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Supporting LGBTQ+ communities
  • Treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and OCD with CBT and exposure therapy
  • Treating BPD, suicidality, self-harm, and emotion dysregulation with DBT
  • Treating eating disorders and body image issues with CBT

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