Samantha Renfree LPC, CCTP

Licensed Psychotherapist

Samantha Renfree is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in eating disorders, trauma, substance use, body image concerns and anxiety disorders.  Samantha is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  Samantha is Health at Every Size (HAES) aligned and uses an Intuitive Eating approach in her work with clients to help individuals in all bodies along their journey of healing.

Samantha’s therapeutic approach is built on a humanistic foundation that incorporates practices from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  She incorporates up to date, evidenced based treatment and works with the client to identify approaches that complement their needs.  Samantha is passionate about incorporating a practice of embodying authenticity, compassionate self-awareness, radical acceptance and living wholeheartedly. She employs a warm, supportive and non-judgemental space to collaborate with people on connecting to their innate resiliency and ability to grow. 

Throughout her experience, Samantha has provided crisis-intervention and supported clients struggling with suicidal ideation and self-injurious behaviors.  Samantha completed training in and has experience using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) in working with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and eating disorders. She has worked in higher levels of care providing individual, group and family therapy for adolescents and adults with various mental health struggles.  She has extensive experience working with teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma and life transitions.

Through her graduate studies, Samantha earned a Specialization in Addiction Studies.  She worked to develop education programs and resources on college campuses based on student behaviors related to drug and alcohol use. During her internships, Samantha provided therapeutic services for clients in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders.

Samantha received her B.A in Psychology from Rutgers University and M.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University.