Psychotherapists & Counselors Member List

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  • Samantha Lunt, Registered Associate MFT

  • Registered Associate MFT | 123616
  • Rawna Romero | LMFT 41466 (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • http://www.samanthaluntpsychotherapy.com
  • I am currently offering video and phone sessions to California residents. San Francisco , California 94110
  • (415) 684-5713
  • About Samantha Lunt Registered Associate MFT

  • Adolescents, Adult Performers, Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Body Size Diversity, Children, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Depression, Eating Disorders/Body Image, Fertility/Infertility, Fetishism, OCD, Sex Work, Spirituality, Substance Use/Abuse/Addiction, Trauma/PTSD, Violence/Abuse, Womens Concerns
  • English
  • Sliding Scale / Low Fee
  • Experiential/Somatic Therapy, Hakomi, Mindfulness
  • I do not at this time accept health insurance. If your insurance coverage includes reimbursement for therapy services, I am happy to provide you with a super bill on a monthly basis.
  • Cisgender Female
  • White/European American
  • Hi, I'm Samantha.

    I am proud to have been born and raised in San Francisco. I identify as Neurodiverse. I received a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Once I graduated, I began my counseling career at the Center for Somatic psychotherapy, where I provided mindfulness-based Somatic psychotherapy therapy to a diverse population of individuals.

    In therapy with me, you are welcome just as you are! I invite you to show up as a real person with all your quirks, inner contradictions, and intersecting identities. I value providing a space where you feel comfortable to openly share your feelings, thoughts, desires, dreams, fears, etc. Especially the stuff that is “sticky” “bad” “wrong” or vulnerable. These are all the different parts that make you human. As your therapist, I can meet you there because I’m a real person too.

    Therapy gives you an experience of healing in the context of a strong, safe, and nurturing relationship. The therapeutic relationship is a special kind of relationship, one that promotes growth, self-development, coregulation, maturation, creative exploration, all while processing and integrating past experiences.

    It’s my philosophy, that each of us has an internal “wise self” that already intuitively knows how to heal, how to move towards health, growth, and self-actualization. I also believe that this wisdom comes from our bodies. The problem is, we forget how to listen and how to interpret it. So unprocessed trauma and painful emotional experiences take form as psychical pain, anxiety, inflammation, and other illnesses. As a somatic therapist, I help you to befriend your body and learn how to tune back in, and listen to your wise self and all the wisdom you hold.

    My approach to therapy is intuitive and eclectic. I consider myself a holistic therapist, meaning I work with a client’s whole being (mind, body, & soul). As a trained Somatic therapist, I encourage clients to listen to the wisdom of their bodies. My work is mindfulness-based, relational, and experiential.

    As your therapist, I’m going to hold space for whatever comes up in session and acknowledge all that you have been through—and survived. Therapy is a collaborative process. Together we will practice new tools to help you explore your emotions, process through tough or traumatic past experiences, and learn healthy ways to cope with anxiety and depression. I’m open-minded, gentle, and a great listener.

    My favorite way to work is doing long-term, in-depth, weekly, relational therapy as I believe that is the most consistent and effective way to support healing and growth.

    I see people throughout the life span. My work centers around the idea that each client is unique and has individual needs and goals. Thus, therapy will look different for everyone. With all my clients, I create a safe and warm environment where people can be themselves and express themselves freely. In my work with children, I draw from expressive arts therapy, drama therapy, movement, and play therapy. Using imaginative play, dance, song, and art we go deeper to process the “hard stuff.” In my work with teens, adults, and couples, I provide a holistic, somatic, and deeply relational approach to psychotherapy.

    Outside of work, I love going to the beach, trying new restaurants and recipes, and exploring what every neighborhood has to offer with my loving border collie, Greta.

    I currently have reserved space in my practice for women and AFAB individuals who live with chronic premenstrual dysphoria (PMDD).