Sam Jenkins


Sam Jenkins


Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 18277
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: I do not accept insurance for payment. I have an online video practice. I am charging $75 dollars an hour for online therapy.


Bakersfield, California 93305

My Approach to Helping

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker and have provided therapy and clinical supervision for over twenty-five years. My therapy practice is entirely online and rather small because I enjoy giving my full attention to my clients. I have work with a vast host of client issues but have focused my study in the areas of self-acceptance and sexuality.

My first career was in the theatre, and I carry that creativity into my therapeutic work. I often use humor and try to keep clinical talk to a minimum.

I enjoy helping people move from focusing on problems to having a greater understanding and finding personal solutions. I specialized in working with life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, and non-monogamous, same-sex, polyamorous, open, fetish, and non-traditional relationships.

I am open-minded, a life long learner, and experience in sexual issues. I thoroughly enjoy working with all sexual orientations and genders. Even though I am not particularly religious, but I am very spiritual and enjoy discussing spiritual issues.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

People interest me. I love hearing about other's lives and do my best to guide rather than prescribe answers. For me, spiritual precepts rather than religious dogma guide a healthy life. I love helping people explore what they believe and how to activate those beliefs in their lives.

Services I Provide

  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I enjoy people in general, but I have a keen interest in working with individuals who are exploring their sexuality, gender, andor orientation. I accept individual differences and work to help you find productive ways to cope with life's many changes. As an older adult, I have personal experience with the older adult's issues, but I am a child at heart and have not forgotten the other stages of development.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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