Dr. Sam Rader takes a holistic, outside-the-box approach in therapy. She seeks to illuminate the internal world of her clients, while helping each individual connect to themselves, others and the world at large in a meaningful way. Sam works to build an authentic, trusting relationship and aims to embody warmth, optimism, curiosity and empathy. 

Sam earned her Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University. Her dissertation focused on the benefits of time spent in nature, both for the mind and the world. Sam received prestigious psychodynamic clinical training at the Maple Counseling Center as well as the Wright Institute Los Angeles. In addition, Sam has trained in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, reiki, yoga, and mindfulness meditation. 


Dr. Sam Rader is the Founder and Clinical Director at Sanctuary for Women.  She serves as the chief supervisor for the clinical team, which includes both licensed and unlicensed therapists. 



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