Dr. Samantha Jimenez
Dr. Sam is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about working with neurodiverse individuals and their families to navigate their life circumstances and develop realistic and manageable goals that are tailored to the values of each individual and family.
Dr. Sam has been working with children and families in a number of different settings for over 10 years. Dr. Sam completed 4 years of clinical training under direct supervision of Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Julie Osterling, at the University of Washington CARE Clinic. During her time at UW CARE, she received specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with neurodevelopmental differences and their families. Her training focused specifically on autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, anxiety disorders, and parent-based interventions. Since completing her training at UW CARE, Dr. Sam has been working in private practice in the Seattle/Bellevue area.
Dr. Sam earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Music at the University of Washington, Seattle. She earned her Master's Degree in Psychology and her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle.
Dr. Sam conducted research and wrote her doctoral dissertation titled "An Exploration of Teaching Music to Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder". She hopes one day to develop a program for neurodiverse individuals to explore music interests and passions and develop life skills through music. If you are interested in her research and would like to read her dissertation, it's available for free here: http://aura.antioch.edu/etds/94/
Outside of work, Dr. Sam enjoys spending time with her family, music, cooking, running, and supporting her community. Dr. Sam has lived in the greater Seattle area all her life, and although she loves to travel once in a while, she looks forward to coming home to the fresh air, good eats, and lovely people.