George Samuels, MA, MSW, BCD
   
Who I am and what I do




I try my best to provide respectful quality treatment without discrimination on the basis of age, color, handicap, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender expression.

I subscribe to the codes of ethics of both the National Association of Social Workers and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. These ethics codes are available to you in my office’s waiting room.  As a licensed therapist, I am also governed by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice.  A copy of the New Hampshire Client Bill of Rights is on display in my office waiting room. 

I am a State of New Hampshire Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #23, a State of New Hampshire Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, # 547, a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, and a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

I have a masters in social work from Boston University, 1990, a masters in psychology from Boston University, 1989, and a masters in sociology from Syracuse University, 1983.  I also completed training in family therapy at the Kantor Family Institute, 1990, and did post-graduate research on Obsessive Compulsive disorders at Boston University, 1990-1991. I completed two years of internships and two years of post-graduate supervised work experience before becoming licensed in 1992. I have completed at least 20 continuing education credits a year and a number of intensive trainings since 1993.  I have worked both in hospital and clinic settings, and before entering private practice directed a statewide child and family counseling program for a private non-profit social service agency. 

I provide an integration of cognitive-behavioral, family and play therapies to treat children's anxiety, phobias, fears, obsessions and compulsions, depression, behavior problems, school problems, trauma, stress, and attachment problems.

I work with adolescents and adults, using cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat anxiety, panic, phobias, depression and grief, school or work problems, obsessions and compulsions, and stress related disorders.

I work from an emotionally focused and cognitive-behavioral perspective with families and couples on relationship problems, blended family difficulties, post-adoption problems, parent-adolescent conflicts, and infertility, miscarriage and pregnancy loss.

Because of the breadth of my training, I have the pleasure of a varied practice. Over half of my work is devoted to the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults, about a quarter is focused on helping couples and families improve their relationships, and the rest is spent helping children and adults with a variety of other problems.

 I am past-president of the NH Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I served as chair of The New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice and as chair of its professional conduct committee.

I am a participating provider for most insurance plans. My office is easy to reach, about 5 minutes from the highway with plenty of parking. It is also handicap accessible.






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