Samantha Padawer, LCSW‚Äč


About Samantha


Samantha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and related disorders. She also specializes in Trauma therapy. She treats children, adolescents, and adults.


She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida and her masters in social work from the University of Memphis. She obtained her clinical license in Memphis, TN as well. 


Samantha's background includes working with clients with social anxiety, OCD, trichotillomania, and other anxiety related disorders in research as well as in individual and group settings.  She is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with Exposure and Response Prevention, the leading treatment for OCD; and CBT with Habit Reversal Training, the leading treatment for Trichotillomania and Tics. She is also certified in TF-CBT for Trauma. 


Samantha co-facilitated an OCD support group and  the Memphis Trichotillomania support group. She is a professional member of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation and the Trichotillomania Learning Center, after having undergone specific trainings with each organization. 


Samantha's past experience includes work at Daybreak Treatment Center,  Continuum Healthcare, Health Connect America, and the Transformation Center for Women. She most recently worked at Compass Intervention Center, a residential treatment center for children and adolescents. She worked with those who have undergone severe trauma, anxiety, OCD, psychiatric illnesses, conduct disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, etc.