Sam Anderson (He/him)

MSW, LICSW
Accepting Clients

I have immediate openings and respond within 24 hours. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with anxiety and depression.

Clinical Social Worker in Golden Valley, MN

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I have immediate openings and respond to all inquires within 24 hours. I specialize in working with individuals that experience depression, anxiety, anger, safety concerns, interpersonal conflict, and difficulty managing stressors. I work with teens / adolescents and adults of any age. Please see my website for more information regarding those that I serve: www.invictuspsychotherapy.com

My Background and Approach

I assist the individuals I work with in progressing towards positive change. I use behavioral techniques to educate, process, and challenge barriers that may be holding you back.  I assist in recognizing ineffective judgments and identifying ways we can reframe these negative thought patterns and core beliefs. Throughout my professional career I have used dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy as my primary approaches. I believe strongly in a balance between validation and motivational interviewing techniques to assist in recognizing hardship and progressing towards change. I generally like to create and maintain structure within my sessions so those are that I work with have a good idea of what to expect when they meet with me. Reach out for a free consultation and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have in regards to the service that I offer.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe strongly in personal autonomy and each of the individuals I work with leading their sessions with their goals and values. I lead with a strengths based approach that focuses on the positive qualities that each of us hold and using those areas as a building block for growth. Furthermore, I focus on creating a positive, validating, nonjudgmental, and supportive environment. These factors are crucial for the therapeutic relationship and overall change. I like to have an open dialogue regarding the therapeutic process and any challenges that may come up within our relationship. I think this leads to most effective therapeutic relationship. Active recognition and advocacy for our underprivileged / underserved populations such as BIPOC and LGBTQI+ populations is central to the work of any social worker and myself. I actively strive to recognize the role of privilege and challenge this professionally and personally.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Rate: $125 - 180/session

Info

651-377-8090 Email Sam
620 Mendelssohn Ave N
Suite 156
Golden Valley, MN 55427

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