Samantha Nilsson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She specializes in perinatal mental health and helping women through any stage of motherhood. She helps women navigate pregnancy, work through complications, navigate birth, and manage the stress and anxiety that comes along with having a new baby. She also has expertise in anxiety, depression, women’s issues, and body image.
Samantha takes a holistic approach that incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and Supportive Therapy. She helps her clients develop a self-care routine that includes eating well, exercising, and leveraging support from their partners, friends, and/or family. She also validates her clients’ feelings and lets them know that they are not alone in this journey.
Samantha wants each of her clients to leave her office with a plan in place and feeling more in control of the challenges they are facing. She is also a provider for Mind Over Mood, a partnership between Nurturing Families and UConn. Prior to going into private practice, she worked at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, where she both worked individually with mothers and provided a group for new moms who were at risk for postpartum depression. She looks forward to meeting you.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Perinatal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception
Women’s issues - Finding one's voice as a woman; letting go of shame; self-care and healing
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, 2014 - Present
Southern CT State University, MSW, 2011
Eastern CT State University, BSW, 2009