Samantha N. Drazin, MA, MS, LMHC
Welcome to Your Space! I believe that we should all have a space to go where we can feel heard. Sometimes life presents challenges that can be painful or confusing, causing us to feel stuck. My goal is to help you identify and verbalize areas in your life that are causing you distress. I incorporate many evidenced-based tactics into my practice; but, above all, I believe that the best predictor of success in psychotherapy is the person-centered, therapeutic alliance. I strive to create a warm, safe, non-judgemental and supportive environment for you so that you can become empowered to free yourself from dysfunctional patterns, faulty cognitions, insecurities or other situational stressors that hold you back from living your happiest life! I feel honored when you allow me to be part of your journey towards insight and self-awareness.
I understand that this process takes time and can be, at times, uncomfortable. I also recognize that each of us are unique. This is why I create individualized plans and utilize a variety of skills depending on each of your personalized needs. I have been known in my work to incorporate fun, innovative and hands-on experiences with patients at my internship site including art, music, cooking, and mindful exercise. As Carl Jung said, "the shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases."
Unfortunately, we live in a society where there are many stigma's attached to mental health. Although I am clinically trained in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses, I prefer to practice from a wellness model first. I do not believe that there is one magic pill that can solve your problems, and I'll advocate for your organic psychological growth. However, there are times when psychiatric consultation and pharmacological intervention cannot be avoided; and, in tandem with talk therapy can be a life-changing, even live-saving combination.
I commend you for taking the first steps towards living a healthier, happier life. It takes great courage to embark on such an intimate journey. I hope your journey leads you to wherever you want to go.
Yours in Mental Health Wellness,
The mission of Your Space Wellness & Consulting is to provide the highest standard of safe and compassionate care for all clients. Our mission also encompasses reaching out into the community to provide businesses with fun and innovative wellness programs that invigorate their employees, catalyze personal and group insight and foster healthier intra- and interpersonal relationships inside and outside of the work environment.
Your Space Wellness & Consulting is also committed to advocating for mental health accessibility, availability and policy at the local, state and national levels of government.