Samuel  Dambrocia

Samuel Dambrocia

Psychologist, PhD
California Accepting Online
Newport Beach Accepting In-person
Updated July 7, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Stress management
  • Mood disorders
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder

Professional statement

Dr. Dambrocia, a licensed psychologist, has over 34 years experience of consulting, teaching, and private practice psychotherapy treatment. He began his career in Massachusetts, as the Director of the Occupational Therapy department at Westborough State Hospital then transitioning into the Marlborough/Westborough Mental Community Mental Health Clinic as a Psychotherapist. As a clinician there, he served as a liaison with Adolescent Community Centers and school personnel as well as being a member of the clinic’s Marriage and Family Treatment Team.

While in Massachusetts from 1981 to 1986 , Dr. Dambrocia taught at Anna Maria College in Paxton, both at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels. He taught a range of courses: Marriage and Family Therapy, Crisis Intervention, and Contemporary Psychotherapies, to name a few. Over the final three years of his tenure at Anna Marie he was the Director of Student Counseling Services. After relocating to California in 1986, Dr. Dambrocia assisted in developing the Eating Disorder Treatment program at Cypress College and later went on to instruct in the Eating Disorder curriculum at Saddleback College.

As a consultant and a coach, Dr Dambrocia's experience dates back to 1978. The focus of this work has been to increase efficacy and productivity within the business setting. Since then the diversity of his clients have included but are not limited to: mom and pop manufacturing businesses, police departments and police training institutes, newspaper organizations, veterinary medicine clinics and large retail organizations.

Throughout his career, Dr. Dambrocia has maintained a private practice. He is currently located in Newport Beach, Californina. As a benefit of his extensive career, Dr. Dambrocia is able to use an eclectic approach including EMDR, Mindufulness , Positive Psychology, CBT as well as other traditional approaches to give the client the best chance to succeed.


Message to clients

Are you feeling stuck in a certain pattern of thoughts or behaviors that you find worrisome or troubling? At times, our struggles take over and interfere with our ability to appreciate the things we love and care about. Your mind is a powerful force that can make you thrive or make you ill.

You are worth taking the time to make room for new ways of thinking and behaving. You’ll be encouraged to identify your strengths and reach your full potential in a non-judgemental, yet direct approach to counseling.

Realizing that most problems don’t have just one layer, therapy can’t have just one approach. Simply put, each person is unique. Each is multifaceted and requires recognition and acceptance of those characteristics in the therapy setting. The relationship in therapy is based on finding that particular healthy balance, between challenging and supporting, that will be necessary for you to make the changes that will help you be happier and healthier.

The relationship you have with your therapist is of the utmost importance. My style is supportive, direct and interactive and encouraging. It is important to help you strengthen your inner voice and develop positive coping tools and insight that you will take with you to use for the rest of your life. Devoting the time to care for yourself will not only allow you develop presence of mind but also to create meaningful relationships with others.

The intent of therapy is to assist YOU in developing your own voice.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Samuel Dambrocia is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (55min)
  • Initial session: $300 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (55min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am-7pm
  • Tue 7am-7pm
  • Wed 7am-7pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Newport Beach practice
1420 Bristol Street North, Suite 230, Newport Beach, California 92660
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am-7pm
  • Tue 7am-7pm
  • Wed 7am-7pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 35 years

Private Practice, Psychologist, 1986 - Present

Alliant University, Ph.D. in Psychology, 1986


Licensure

California: PSY11148


Languages

English