Samantha DiFrancescantonio received her Masters degree from the University of Windsor where she was trained in providing therapy and support to adults and adolescents. She specializes in managing stress and anxiety (social anxiety / generalized anxiety/ phobia) and depression as well as interpersonal/relationship issues and adjustment to life transitions. She has gained five years of experience working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of mental health issues and has experienced clinical training and employment with organizations such as Canadian Mental Health Association, George Brown College and Family Service Toronto.
Samantha’s approach hinges on the importance of the therapeutic relationship and provides empathy and understanding through collaborative & integrative methods to therapy. She works to provide clients with a non-judgmental, safe environment that facilitates openness and encourages self-exploration. She stands by the belief that clients are the experts in their own lives and views her therapeutic role as one of support and guidance. Samantha uses a client-centered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, encouraging clients to explore the inter-relatedness between their thoughts, behaviors and emotions while helping identify maladaptive patterns. Her use of evidence-based, therapeutic methods hopes to support clients in obtaining their therapeutic goals while promoting clients’ strengths and sense of agency.