Samantha V. Jacobson, MS, LMHCA

Samantha V. Jacobson, MS, LMHCA


Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Dialectical Behavior Therapy – intensively trained by Treatment Implementation Collaborative

Area of Focus:

  • Working with LGBTQ+ communities, including hormone and surgery evaluations for transgender individuals
  • Treatment of borderline personality disorder, suicidality, self-harm, and pervasive emotion dysregulation using comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy, including individual DBT counseling, and leading DBT skills group 
  • Treatment of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder utilizing CBT and exposure/response prevention
  • Treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating patterns, body image disturbance, and body dysmorphia using CBT and CBT-E


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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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.