Sam tailors her therapeutic style to fit your unique needs and personality. She is skilled in adapting her methods by utilizing various approaches, including trauma-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, family systems, solution-focused, and strengths-based. She specializes in life transitions, sexual trauma and abuse, domestic violence, relationship and intimacy issues, family dynamics and disabilities. Sam has an innate ability to get to core issues through compassion, active listening, keen insight, and building a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients. Sam has over 20 years of experience in the helping professions, giving her a diverse background and scope to draw from. She received the highest honor of summa cum laude (4.0 gpa) in both her Master's in Social Work and Master's in Occupational Therapy degrees, as well as being voted Class President in both programs by her peers. Sam has published "Islamophobia, Mental Health and Practice Implications with American Muslims" which she has presented at conferences and has been cited multiple times in other works.
"I strive to maintain a practice where every client feels supported. My core values of authenticity, love, respect, justice, and trust directly shape my therapy practice and my life. I follow a strengths-based therapy approach that is built on the foundation of a respectful, authentic, collaborative, and loving relationship so that my clients can feel safe and valued. My goal is to provide an environment where my clients can trust that they will never be judged for speaking freely and honestly. I believe in equity and justice for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, language, or socioeconomic status."
Dr. Chakita Hargrove is a graduate of Florida State University (BS), University of Phoenix (MS), and Capella University (PhD) respectively.