Samantha (Sam) Beckmann, MSW, LICSW
Vancouver, WA 98686
Sam Beckmann uses research-based therapies to help patients feel better and more like themselves. Her goal is to help people explore the mental health concerns that are holding them back, and to give them the tools they need to take control of their diagnosis.
Sam sees patients with a range of conditions but has particular expertise in helping individuals who have experienced trauma. She is trained in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), which is used to make patients’ distressing memories less disturbing. In her previous roles, Sam employed EMDR to help women and children affected by domestic violence, as well as adolescents and adults with eating disorders.
Sam earned a bachelor of arts in sociology from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. She earned a master of social work from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker.
Outside of medicine, Sam loves hiking, spending time with family, and exploring local coffee shops. She enjoys reading, and when she isn’t plowing through a new book or article on mental health she’s usually relaxing with a good mystery.