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Samantha Hinnenkamp

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner

Samantha Hinnenkamp
Year Joined: 2021
Years of Experience:
Location: 
Duluth Mall Clinic

Service: 
Outpatient Therapy
 | 
Psychological Testing
Undergraduate School: St. Cloud State University
Undergraduate Degree: BA
Graduate School: University of North Dakota
Graduate Degree: MA
Doctoral School: Ball State University
Doctoral Degree: Ph.D.
Clinical Interests:

Therapy: interpersonal and relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, trauma (especially due to family or partner violence), grief/loss, sexual identity development, coping with the impacts of structures and society on life

Assessment: Adult testing for: ADHD/Learning Disorder, Personality/Mood differential testing

Clinical Approach:

Therapy: I recognize relationships with self, others, and community often buffers the pain which brings folks to therapy. Therefore, I incorporate a relational approach to counseling, informed by Interpersonal Process Therapy. We can use time in therapy as a “social skills laboratory” for clients to practice different relational skills, and I can support making connections between what happens in the here-and-now with patterns in client’s personal relationships outside of therapy. In session, I use a range of interventions from empirically supported treatments to address emotional, cognitive, and behavioral concerns. I utilize a critical systems lens to understand the interaction of people and their environment. In particular, I value celebrating how culture enriches our lives, and I acknowledge with clients how their cultural strengths promote well-being.

Assessment: Although our work is time-limited, I strive to be warm and approachable to clients. We use information clients share during a structured interview, feedback from loved ones (e.g., parents, partners), and assessment results to identify client concerns, diagnose (if appropriate), and provide recommendations to maximize client strengths while working with challenges.

Hobbies:

I like to sing, be in nature, do yoga, go to live music, and contribute to community through civic engagement. I also enjoy spending time with loved ones and my pet rabbit.

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