About Sam

Slikati Missoula Photographers 2017-06174124As a clinical social worker, I take a person-centered approach towards helping my clients manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, personality disorders, neurodiversity, grief, and trauma. My practice is grounded in the developmental relational model and I employ strength-based strategies to support positive change in my clients through better understanding the interpersonal relationships that shape their life. Complicated problems are best solved through a holistic and solution-focused approach, and I strive to address the environmental, biological, social, spiritual, as well as the psychological factors that can contribute to unhappiness and dysfunction.

I specialize in working with adolescents and younger adults, couples, and families. In addition to maintaining a private practice in Missoula and Polson, I teach in the Social Work Department at the University of Montana and supervise clinical programming at Petty Creek Boys Ranch. My real job is being a father, husband, musician, runner, handyman, and dreamer.