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Samantha McGee is an Associate Clinical Counsellor with MindRight Counselling & Consulting. She obtained her Masters Degree in Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle, WA. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counselors (BCACC) and a Registered Chemical Dependency Counselor with the Washington State Department of Health. She is currently in her 7th year of working towards her PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University.

Samantha has worked for various inpatient and outpatient settings in Washington state, including acute hospitalization for severe mental health issues (including risk assessments), eating disorders, and substance abuse issues, for over nine years. She has done individual and group counseling with adolescents, young (emerging) adults, and adults. She has volunteered for hospice, supporting families and patients in their last days. Most recently, she has completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Counselling Services.

Samantha has a holistic and relational perspective on healing, understanding that change often comes out of connecting back to our authentic and true self (body, mind, and spirit). Her approach involves learning to relate differently to the things that contribute to our psychological inflexibility. She integrates an ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) approach, along with attachment theory. She believes in the humanistic perspective that we all will experience psychological suffering in our lifetime, and the efforts to control or get rid of this is what often contributes to the clinical issue we want to avoid. She has a research interest in the area of integrating Religion/Spirituality and Psychology. For clients desiring faith-based counselling, she can include therapy focus with a Christian perspective.