Samantha Sandland, LICSW

Samantha Sandland

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for morning and daytime appointments



Children (<12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)


Mon: 8:00am-12:00pm
Tue: 8:00am-12:00pm
Wed: 8:00am-12:00pm
Thu: 8:00am-12:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-12:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Working with children and families

  • Trauma

  • Loss and grief

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

Samantha Sandland is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at New England Wellness Collaborative in Providence and Hope Valley, RI. She has expertise in working with children and families, trauma, loss and grief, anxiety, depression, and mindfulness.

A large focus of Samantha’s practice is supporting children who have experienced a trauma or loss. As the Director of the Sports 2 Heal program, she specializes in enabling children, teenagers, and young adults to express themselves through sports and exercise. She is passionate about combining physical activity with traditional talk therapy for clients to work through their emotions in a safe and creative way. Through Sports 2 Heal, she strives to help clients enhance communication, reflect on their emotions, and build better relationships with themselves and others. 

Samantha is committed to helping her clients navigate life stressors, drawing upon evidence-based modalities with an emphasis on mindfulness. She works collaboratively with children and their families to set goals and achieve physical and mental wellness.


Working with children and families – Using sports and exercise to help children with difficulty verbally explaining trauma to use another means of expressing themselves
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Loss and grief – Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Mindfulness – Using techniques like breathing and meditation to increase self-awareness and manage day-to-day stress

General expertise

Anger management – Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Autism spectrum disorder – Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
Compulsive behaviors – Coping with overwhelming urges and impulses, such as hair pulling or skin picking; developing alternative ways to reduce stress and alleviate suffering
Custody issues – Supporting children and parents and collaborating with courts when necessary to address issues of visitation, custody schedules, co-parenting, and mediation
Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

  • Neighborhood Health

  • Tufts

  • United Health

  • Brown University Student Insurance

  • Johnson & Wales University

  • RISD Student Insurance

  • URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial/ongoing sessions: $110 - $200/session (50min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Message to clients

"It can be difficult to navigate through life while maintaining a healthy mind and body. I am committed to revolutionizing therapeutic interventions when dealing with life stressors by combining physical fitness and sports with traditional therapeutic approaches."

Treatment approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Progressive CountingProgressive Counting is a therapy technique, in which the therapist counts aloud for a set count, aimed at dissipating trauma and associated distressing memories. (learn more)
Sensorimotor therapySensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-centered approach that aims to treat the somatic symptoms of unresolved trauma. Traumatic experiences may become trapped deep within the body, and therapists trained in this modality can help an individual begin to heal by helping that person re-experience, in a safe environment, the physical sensations associated with a traumatic event. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)

Education and work experience

United Cerebral Palsy, 2017 - Present
New England Revolution, Developmentally Academy Coach, 2015 - 2017
MA Department of Mental Health, Wellness Coordinator, 2014 - 2016
Community Counseling of Bristol County, Community Mental Health Case Manager, 2012 - 2014

Rhode Island College, 2017