Samana Budhathoki (She/her)

Accepting Clients

Hello all, I am a South Asian Psychotherapist at Yellow Chair Collective, a passionate group practice based in the Los Angeles area, CA.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Supervised by Linda Yoon, LCSW 85339

About My Clients

I work with individuals, couples/partners, families & teens facing a range of issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma & PTSD, grief & loss, self-worth, cultural & relational struggles. At the heart of my work is understanding the impact of traumatic/adverse events in your life so that you can overcome your past and create the future you want the most.

My Background and Approach

I earned my MS in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Long Beach, in 2020. I completed my traineeship at Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center, where I was trained in trauma therapy modalities primarily derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy like Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Narrative Exposure Therapy. However, when working with my clients, I also draw upon my education and training in EMDR, Somatic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Interventions, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy/ EFIT, and the Gottman Method. While much of my experience has been on trauma therapy with adults, I strive to create a safe, explorative, collaborative, and culturally sensitive space for my clients independent of your age, gender, cultural or racial identity, and the range of issues/struggles they may present with.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Many of my clients have experienced a trauma that shaped their lives, and they are looking for a new way to move forward so that they can take back control of their life. If this sounds like you, I am here to tell you— you’ve come so far, you’re not alone, and there’s more yet to be seen! My job is not to ‘fix’ you because there’s nothing wrong with you. Instead, my job is to guide you in a way that allows you to come to terms with the trauma that you’ve experienced, whether large or small and better understand how it shapes you as the person you are today and the person that you want to be tomorrow. Whatever life and this therapeutic process may look like for you, as my client, I want to walk alongside you, struggle beside you, and grow with you. If you are ready to make the change in your life, make an appointment today. I would be honored to be a part of your healing journey.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español, 日本語, Hindi
  • Rate: $150 - 165/session


213-222-8402 Email Samana
Online therapy
Long Beach, CA 90802
1230 Rosecrans Ave
Suite 300
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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