Solace Psychology & Wellness

Meet Samantha

samantha naidu

samantha naidu

EMDR Therapist

Hello! My name is Samantha and I am a Mental Health Therapist at Solace Psychology & Wellness. I have graduated from Yorkville University with a Master of Arts in Counselling degree, and I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

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Counselling for Teens, Adults, couples & families

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I enjoy working with teens, adults and couples. I have been working in the Mental Health field for over 7 years. My work experience has given me invaluable experience in helping people cope with trauma-related disorders, depression, anxiety, stress, relational concerns, addiction, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also enjoy helping people learn how to cope with life transitions, grief and loss, and various life stressors. Over the years, I have worked with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

I have a firm understanding of providing empathy, compassion, and patience with my clients. My work and educational experience has allowed me to further develop my therapeutic skills, as I engage in life-long learning.

I believe in building a strong relationship with each client that is founded on mutual respect and trust. I strive to provide clients with a comfortable and non-judgmental space to help them develop the tools they need to cope with the challenges in their lives. Since every individual is unique, I use a person-centered approach. I also draw from a variety of approaches to create an individualized experience that will fit a client’s needs. Therapeutic approaches can include Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFT) or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

When working with teens, I ensure to make sessions fun and engaging through the use of art based methods. I value building a trusting relationship to best support you and your child through difficult situations. 

I look forward to being a part of you and your family’s journey!

areas of specialty

Addiction & Substance Abuse
Attachment Issues
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Behavioural Issues
Body Image
Boundary Setting
Couples Counselling

Divorce & Separation
Emotion Regulation
Family Counselling
Gender Identity
Grief & Loss
Life Transitions
Learning Disorders
Parenting Skills & Support


Psychological First Aid for Pandemics Trainer
Mental Health First Aid
Being Trauma Aware Certificate
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Not On Tobacco (N.O.T) Facilitator Training


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Grant MacEwan University
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University


Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

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