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 treating anxiety (social anxiety/generalized anxiety/OCD) as well as helping clients manage stress, interpersonal/relationship issues, low self-worth and adjustment to life transitions. She has gained over eight years of experience working with adults and young adults with a wide range of mental health issues and has experienced clinical training and employment with organizations such as the 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, behaviours and emotions while helping identify maladaptive patterns. She aims to help clients build their sense of self-worth and cultivate their individual strengths while learning to diminish personal obstacles such as self-doubt and negative self-evaluations which get in the way of developing and reaching personal goals.