Samantha Gerson, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
I work relationally and in a humanistic approach to provide a safe and nurturing space in which your difficulties and struggles can be understood, heard and treated. I hope to assist you in finding your passion and regaining purpose and hope. I help with trauma symptoms, both internally in the nervous system and externally (seen in behaviors), in order to help you achieve in your greater purpose.
I am a Clinical Social Worker based in Los Angeles, CA. I have been recognized as a winner of Forbes 30 Under 30, 2020, and named an Honorary Faculty and Panel Speaker with Outlaw at Thompson Reuters. Additionally, I was also recognized as a Woman of Worth with L'Oreal Paris. I have published two articles on her research of Conversion Therapy, and currently works as a therapist. In summer of 2018, I started UnBroken, a nonprofit that offers free legal, therapeutic and vocational services to survivors.
I specialize in trauma, sexual/physical abuse, sexual identity issues, anxiety, and depression. I believe in humanistic principles, meaning I treat you as a "whole person" instead of just a list of symptoms. I integrate cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness into my approach, so we actively work towards goals while also addressing deeper issues.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): A form of talk therapy that trains clients to recognize patterns of unproductive thinking and learn healthier responses to challenging situations.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): A subset of CBT that emphasizes a skills-based approach to personal development and tools for controlling one’s emotional responses to stimulus.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): A therapy modality specifically designed for the treatment of depression that works by emphasizing healthier relationships and effective communication.
Relational Psychotherapy: In this therapy modality, healthy relationships are seen as central to emotional wellbeing. By emphasizing our relationships with ourselves and those close to us, relational theory helps build self-esteem and the power of interconnectedness.
Sexuality/Sex Identity Issues
Gender & Identity Issues
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Major Depressive Disorder (Depression)
Samantha is an out-of-network provider
Individual Psychotherapy (50 minutes): $100
Rates & Insurance
Samantha is currently offering Teletherapy
Monday 6 PM - 10 PM
Tuesday 6 PM - 10 PM
Wednesday 6 PM - 10 PM
Thursday 6 PM - 10 PM
Friday: 6 PM - 10 PM
Sat: Available upon request
Sun: Available upon request
Community & Identity Statement
Samantha specializes in trauma, sexual/physical abuse, sexual identity issues, anxiety, and depression. Samantha also is certified in sex therapy and works with individuals of various sexual identities (Poly, GNC, Kink...etc). As a lesbian who identifies in the survivor community, Samantha’s practice heavily focuses on individuals with similar backgrounds. Samantha works with the following age cohorts:
Young Adults (18-35)