Samuel Shin (AMFT 79527*)

Samuel completed his Master of Arts degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Washington. He is a certified Men’s Work facilitator through Sacred Sons, a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Reiki Practitioner and a trained Swedish Massage Practitioner through the San Francisco School of Massage. Samuel has over a decade of experience working with teens and children in different capacities – from church youth group leader, running social skills groups in nature, working with kids on the Autism Spectrum and their families, to doing Play Therapy with village children in South India. He also worked as a Bereavement Counselor in a hospice setting, where he supported teens, adults and the elderly through the experience of grief and loss.

Samuel’s therapeutic approach is Humanistic-Existential, Psychodynamic and Relational. He believes that everyone has an innate impulse towards growth & healing, which can only be fostered in a genuine, accepting and empathic therapeutic relationship. When he isn’t working, Samuel enjoys
meditation, Ecstatic Dance, yoga, men’s work, visiting hot springs, Muay Thai, and stand-up comedy. He can also play the guitar, drums and violin.