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 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 first career was in the theatre, and I carry that creativity into my therapeutic work.

I enjoy working to help 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 relationships ( monogamous, same-sex, polyamorous, open, fetish, and non-traditional).

I am open-minded, have education and experience in sexuality and enjoy working with all sexual orientations and genders. 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

Groups I Work With

    I enjoy people in general, but I have a keen interest in working with individuals who are exploring the gender and orientation. My passion is accepting and even embracing an individual's differences while finding ways to cope with life's many changes. As an older adult, I have personal experience with the older adults issues, but I 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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