Chiffon Samuel, LPC - Therapist at Grow Therapy

Chiffon Samuel

Chiffon Samuel

(she/her)

LPC
6 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual

As a therapist with a great passion for helping people, I have extensive experience in assisting clients who are struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, and bipolar disorder. My philosophy is simple - "There's no way out, but through". I offer a helping hand to my clients through life's disappointments, changes, challenges, and even outright catastrophes. My experience as a service member for over a decade brings a unique perspective to my practice. I see the therapeutic journey as similar to using a GPS. You're the driver, but your clinician is the GPS. You can choose where you want to go, but your clinician guides you to ensure you reach your destination. Together, we will explore your needs, and your perspective and learn more about you. Therapy is an investment you make for yourself, and it will benefit not only you but also your loved ones and the broader community by helping you become your best self.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

During the first therapy session, we start by working together to complete an intake form discussing your situation and background. Many factors contribute to any problem. As a clinician, this information is important in helping me get to know you and provide better care. We will also discuss your immediate concerns (i.e. what brought you to therapy). Clients need to be heard and I am here to listen!

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My clients feel seen, heard, understood, and safe. They respond well to the collaborative environment I cultivate. I know how to be a great partner in a therapeutic relationship. My education, certification, and lived experience make me a knowledgeable, compassionate ally on your journey to self-improvement and healing.

About Chiffon Samuel

Licensed in

Address

500 N Central Expy suite 500, Plano, TX, USA

Appointments

Virtual & in-person

My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help individuals recognize and modify negative thought patterns and behaviors, which is a widely used method for treating a range of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and phobias.

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

ACT is an effective methodology that helps individuals to accept their thoughts and feelings. It also helps them to commit to actions that align with their values. This approach is ideal for treating psychological conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, and chronic pain. ACT is flexible and client-centered, which means I can adapt its techniques to meet the unique needs of each individual. The methodology emphasizes the development of psychological flexibility and living based on values. This can lead to improved well-being and a more fulfilling life.

Daialectical Behavior (DBT)

I utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is a specific form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). DBT has proven to be highly effective in addressing a wide range of mental health issues including self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, and mood disorders. This approach helps individuals develop skills to manage intense emotions and improve their interpersonal relationships.

Eclectic

The eclectic approach is my favorite in psychotherapy. It is a flexible and integrative style of therapy that combines various therapeutic techniques and theories from different schools of thought to address the unique needs of each client. Instead of using a single rigid therapeutic approach, I use the eclectic approach to tailor my interventions to the specific issues and goals of each client.

Mind-body approach

When it comes to different methodologies, I find that I emphasize the mind-body approach most often. This approach recognizes the interconnectedness of mental and physical health and is often used in conjunction with traditional therapeutic modalities. It can be particularly helpful for individuals who are dealing with conditions that have both psychological and physical components, such as chronic pain, stress-related disorders, and psychosomatic illnesses. The mind-body approach encourages overall well-being by helping individuals gain a deeper understanding of how their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors affect their physical health, and vice versa.