Acquisha Sampson

I recently graduated from Andrews University, Berrien Springs MI, with an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I also received a BS in Behavioral Sciences with an emphasis in Psychology and Sociology from the University of the Southern Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago. 

I was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and worked briefly within the community research setting at a mental health agency on the island. I have previous experience working within the campus and community settings at the Andrews University Counseling & Testing Center and Andrews Community Counseling Center respectively. I consider myself to be eclectic in my therapeutic approach. I draw on complementary modalities such as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, object-relations, and person-centered theories to develop an individualized approach. I’ve worked with individuals who’ve had difficulties with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation due to trauma, self-esteem issues, acculturation difficulties, and life transitions in young adults. 

My approach to treatment is very person-centered. I have a strong passion in service to others and genuinely respect every client that enters the therapeutic room. I consider treatment to be collaborative and strength-based. I focus on my client’s unique and subjective experiences in order to provide care best suited to their individual needs. My aim is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space in which one can tell their story and safely process their current and past experiences in order to facilitate positive growth. 

“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.”
Abraham Maslow