Owner + Clinician
Jennifer Sampson, PhD LMFT CST PMH-C
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
PSI Certification in Perinatal Mental Health
Fertility support and reproductive planning, sex and relationship therapy, self-exploration, personal growth, and life transitions
Get to Know Dr. Sampson
Meet Dr. Jennifer Sampson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist with a passion for fostering personal and relationship growth. Dr. Sampson enjoys assisting clients in improving communication, navigating conflict and decision-making, and exploring intimacy, identity, and sexuality. She creates a supportive environment for her clients, offering a poly-friendly and kink-informed perspective.
Dr. Sampson holds a PSI Certification in Perinatal Mental Health, where she provides compassionate support for clients and families facing fertility challenges, including IVF, IUI, Queer and Trans Reproductive Support, and Third Party Reproduction. As an IVF patient herself, she offers experience, knowledge, and a safe space for clients to navigate through difficult experiences such as miscarriage, fertility treatment journeys, and pregnancy loss and termination.
In her therapeutic approach, Dr. Sampson leverages a strengths-focused, collaborative framework complemented by behavioral strategies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based techniques. She has previously conducted research with families and communities dealing with challenges related to Hoarding Disorder, further expanding her range of expertise.
As a bi-racial, Filipino cis-woman, Dr. Sampson brings diverse life experiences to her practice. These identities enrich her understanding of the many facets of human experience, allowing her to approach therapy with empathy and insight.
Outside of her professional life, Dr. Sampson appreciates the arts, enjoys spending time in nature, and cherishes moments with her husband, toddler, and two energetic dogs. She takes pleasure in pretending to be a backyard farmer, savors great food, and loves traveling, showcasing her vibrant personality and diverse interests.
Dr. Sampson is also actively engaged in academia and professional associations. She serves as the Program Chair for the Couple and Family Therapy Master's Program at Antioch University Seattle, and she was the former President of the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2019-20).
Dr. Sampson's multifaceted approach, commitment to personal growth, and diverse life experiences make her a valuable member of our team. Her dedication to providing an inclusive, empathetic, and empowering space for her clients truly sets her apart.
Credentials + Professional Involvement
PhD, Family Social Science, University of Minnesota
M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University
B.S., Psychology, University of North Dakota
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Clinical Fellow
Gottman Method Couples Therapy- Level 1 & 2 Training
PSI Certificate in Perinatal Mental Health
American Society for Reproductive Medicine- Doctoral Member