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Dr. Samara Lipsky

Doctor of Psychology

Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Dr. Samara Lipsky recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rutgers University School of Health Professions. She conducted her postdoctoral clinical training assessing children and adolescents with developmental, intellectual, and medical disabilities, specifically ASD. While at Weill Cornell Medical Center she facilitated a group on smoking cessation utilizing the biopsychosocial model, and led a support group for patients with multiple myeloma at Downstate Medical Center. She provided psychoeducation to clients with type 2 diabetes working with them on medication management, and lifestyle and behavior changes. She believes in a holistic model of health and completed her health and wellness coach training through Emory University; is certified in Reiki levels I and II, and is a former NCAA tennis player. She has presented at multiple conferences, co-authored book chapters, and published in journals on public health issues.

Therapeutic Specialties

Autism / Aspergers, ADHD, Children Behavior Issues, Coping Skills, Spirituality, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Workplace wellness, Anger Management, Substance use, Psychological and Neuropsychological testing, smoking cessation, support for clients with medical illnesses

What is important to you, for your client to feel, when working with you?

It is important for my clients to feel comfortable when working with me, and feel like they are being heard and supported.

Who do you believe you are for a client as they manage their problems?

I believe I am a support system for a client as they manage their problems, and advocate for children needing assistance and services in school.

What drives your passion for seeing clients?

My passion is the ability to help others and it brings me joy to watch them succeed and overcome their challenges.

How do you believe clients "get better"?

I believe clients "get better" by having a strong support system, taking the time and energy necessary for healing, and getting the services that they need.

Mental Health Department

Dr. Samara Lipsky

Education

Emory University, Bachelor of Business Administration

Yeshiva University, Masters in Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, International Psychology

Client Age Range

Children (2-6), Children (6-12), Teens (13-17), Adult (+18), Geriatric (65+)

Languages Spoken

English

Personal Hobbies

When I'm not working I enjoy traveling, cooking and hosting dinners, hiking, yoga and meditation, and going to art museums.

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." -Audrey Hepburn

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