A native of Columbus, Sam grew up in Dublin and earned his bachelors of science in nursing from Mount Carmel College of Nursing.
Initially centered in critical care and treating patients in the ICU, Sam decided to narrow his focus to psychiatric emergency nursing. Working with individuals in crisis gave Sam a unique perspective on the myriad of factors that influence an individual’s mental health and the resources they have at their disposal.
To further this mission, Sam then achieved his masters degree in nursing with a specialization in psychiatry from The Ohio State University. With this Sam began working in community mental health, centralizing his care for individuals in the severe and persistently mentally ill population. Having since transitioned to private practice, Sam has been able to take over a decade of experience and develop a patient-focused, individualized treatment perspective that places the patient as the expert in their life’s narrative.
His goal is to help alleviate problematic symptoms while enabling the patient to develop more mature defenses and coping mechanisms to lead a more fulfilling life.
Sam has developed special interest in treating mood disorders, depression, bipolar, and anxiety disorders. He has comprehensive training in evidenced-based treatments regarding psychotropic medication management in all varieties of psychiatric illness as well as being trained in psychotherapeutic techniques ranging from supportive therapy, motivational interviewing (MI), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Sam is a member of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses and serves on the Board of Directors for the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board.
Sam is passionate about helping others achieve their mental health goals and is actively accepting new patients.
“I was extremely nervous to switch doctors after my doctor closed her private practice. I had mixed emotions. I even cried because I was embarrassed of myself at my first appointment. Sam was kind and professional. He listened with care and understood me.“