Practitioner Name:Samantha Weltz
Practice Areas:Codependency, Depression, Mood Disorders, Narcissist Abuse, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem

Samantha Weltz PhD

It is my honor to work with survivors of trauma and those suffering with PTSD, including early attachment traumas that oftentimes manifest as complex PTSD. One subset of this form of trauma is narcissistic abuse, particularly from early attachment figures, such as mothers and fathers, but can be repeated with later relationships as well. Through my years of clinical work with the veteran community as well as doctoral research into the effects of childhood emotional abuse and neglect on longterm functioning, I have repeatedly encountered how damaging emotional abuse can be as well as how transformative and healing therapy can be. Narcissistic abuse can leave people without a sense of self-esteem, purpose, and direction, can create feelings of anxiety, depression and loneliness, can dissolve trust in yourself and in your ability to make decisions, and can repeat itself in patterns of minimizing your own needs and consistently putting the needs of others first. Therapy can help you to build confidence, compassion for yourself and trust in yourself. It can help you to prioritize your health and establish relationships that are meaningful, balanced and healthy. It can help you to better understand yourself, process and heal from past experiences, and build a more positive future. I am trained in several evidence-based treatments for trauma, such cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), prolonged exposure (PE) and skills training for interpersonal and affective regulation (STAIR); but, regardless of the type of treatment, some of the most important elements of therapy is creating a safe, accepting and warm space to connect with someone who genuinely cares about you. I chose to become a psychologist in order to do just that: to connect with people with genuine warmth and empathy and help them cultivate health and healing. If you are in need of support in your own process of health and healing, please be in touch.

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