Get to know Dr. Melina Sample
What is a unique attribute to your approach to counseling?
I think it is important for a therapist to be authentic with his or her clients. Oftentimes clients are nervous when they first see a therapist, especially if it is their first time in counseling. As humans we need connection, and so, of course, feeling connected to your therapist is going to be instrumental in helping with your growth. I don’t believe in Freud’s idea that therapists should be a “blank slate” for a client to project their feelings onto. The therapist and client should work as a team and be able to trust each other throughout the process.