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Samantha Atkinson-Lorenz, MSW, LCSW

Contract Therapist

Phone: 704-800-6555 Ext: 6

“Healing doesn’t mean the hurt never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.”


Hello and welcome! I have experience working with individuals with anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, parenting, relationship and marital issues, premarital counseling, emotional regulation, life transitions, stress, and more. I also have experience working with women across the lifespan-specifically those who are experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I work with other providers (doctors and psychiatrists) to provide collaborative care. I provide individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults using various client-centered approaches.


I am passionate about creating a safe-place for my clients in which they can experience authentic self-expression, validation, self-worth, and motivation toward positive change. In therapy, we will work together as a team. I typically approach counseling sessions with a solution-focused mind-set, meaning we don’t simply focus on the problem, but we problem-solve together and often set goals for the following session. Also, I am an “integrative therapist” which means that I draw from various treatment modalities to choose techniques and interventions best suited to your individual needs. These modalities include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), psychodynamic therapy and psychoeducation.


There is no “one size fits all” treatment. My role, as your therapist, is to challenge you, provoke insight, teach new skills, and encourage you to explore the choices you have available to you in your current situation, so that you may learn to act and think in a more helpful way. If you feel that we would be a good fit or you're interested in learning more, please don't hesitate to reach out!


Therapist’s Qualifications and Clinical Background


I earned my degree in Psychology and Sociology from UNC Asheville in 2014 and then continued on to earn my Masters in Social Work from UNC Charlotte in 2017. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with six years of experience working with clients to help them grow and gain insight into their mental health. 


  • Children & Adolescents

  • Adults

  • Couples

Types of Therapy:
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Compassion Focused

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Family / Marital

  • Family Systems

  • Humanistic

  • Interpersonal

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Person-Centered

  • Psychodynamic

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Strength-Based

  • Anxiety

  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

  • Depression


Other Areas of Work:
  • Adoption

  • Career Counseling

  • Divorce

  • Emotional Regulation 

  • Grief

  • Infertility

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Stress

  • Women's Issues

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