Samantha Cherveny, AMFT

Samantha is currently completing her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MSMFT) at Northwestern University’s The Family Institute. Samantha received her Bachelor’s
degree in Economics, with minors in Psychology and English from Loyola University Chicago, where she honed her analytic skills. She has experience with residential care for Mood/Anxiety
Disorders and Eating Disorders, as well as intensive outpatient programs for Substance Use Disorders.

Therapy Approach
Samantha takes a systemic approach to therapy that centers on insight and connection. One of her goals when working with clients is helping to guide them from a place of confusion and
distress to a place of deeper awareness and self-understanding. Samantha believes that we often
get caught in the cyclical nature of our problems and struggle to find a way out. In her therapy
room, Samantha employs a solutions-focused lens to these cycles and offers alternatives to break
their maladaptive patterns. Combining aspects of Internal Family Systems and Existential
Therapy, she frequently incorporates ‘parts’ work into her practice in an attempt to combat
shame and identify the vulnerable, wounded components of the self which come as a result of the
human condition.

While Samantha specializes in marital and relational issues as a part of MFT, her clinical
interests also include working with women’s issues, grief, eating disorders/body image,
trauma/PTSD, and life transitions.

Currently working with:
Couples, families, young children/adolescents, emerging adults, adults

Theoretical lens
Integrative Systemic Therapy (IST), Existential, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Solutions-
focused, Contextual Theory

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