Sam Prabhudesai, MS, MHC- LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: 929-274-5563
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Addiction, Addiction Counseling, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Aetna, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorder, Art Therapy, Asexual, Attachment-Based Family therapy (ABFT), Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Image, Buddhist, Bullying, Career-Related Stress, Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Cigna, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Compassion Focused, Confidence Issues, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drug Addiction, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Emotionally Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, English, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Female Identifying, Forensic Psychology, Gay, Gay, General Wellness, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Hindi, Hindu, Humanistic Therapy, Immigration, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Marathi, Marital, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Consultation, Mentalization Based Treatment, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pansexual, Peer Relationships, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premarital / Marital, Premarital Counseling, Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapy, Queer, Queer-Competent, Race-Related Stress, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sikh, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Straight, Stress, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Women's Health, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: New York, No-Mad, Tele-Health/Virtual

Samruddhi, who goes by Sam (she/her), was born and raised in India. She holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University. With experience in working with children, teens, and adults, Sam comprehensively addresses clients’ diverse and intricate needs. She has provided counseling for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health concerns in settings including a substance rehabilitation program, juvenile remand home, and an orphanage. 

Sam’s broad life experiences endow her with a unique capacity to integrate evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Art-based interventions. She believes in tailoring treatment plans to suit each client individually. Additionally, Sam ensures that clients’ expectations and needs from their therapeutic journey are met. 

Employing a relational approach to therapy, Sam cultivates a secure and supportive environment where clients can authentically explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with vulnerability. She empowers her clients to foster resilience, enhance self-awareness, and develop effective coping strategies for managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health concerns. Sam’s sessions are not merely clinical interactions, but warm conversations held in a safe space. At the heart of this space lies unwavering support, empathy, connectedness, and tranquility.  

In her pursuit of advocacy and community engagement, Sam applies her expertise in a manner accessible to diverse audiences. She started an online channel where she teamed up with other mental health professionals to discuss various mental health concerns. During the pandemic, she conducted these live sessions where people could join in, ask questions, access, and connect with mental health providers. Sam is also certified in CBT, DBT, and Art-based therapy in Holistic development for children. She is especially interested in marital therapy and is Level 1 certified in The Gottman Method.  

Sam’s ability to bridge the gap between clinical knowledge and public understanding contributes to a more informed and empathetic society. With each opportunity to educate and empower, she advocates for equitable access to mental health resources, ensuring that no individual is left behind in their journey toward healing and resilience.  

In her free time, Sam enjoys engaging in art, dancing, listening to music, taking walks, and reading. Her natural inclination towards connecting with people and engaging in meaningful conversations is advantageous for building a strong rapport with clients as a psychotherapist. Sam offers therapy sessions in English, Hindi, and Marathi. 

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