Samantha Osborne

Encouraging and Compassionate
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
3 years in practice

About Samantha Osborne

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate living and working in Asheville, North Carolina.

I became interested in mental health after struggling to manage my own depression and anxiety. Through this experience, I learned (and I am still learning), that mental health and happiness rarely happen by accident. Having a fun, happy and healthy life takes practice and intention.

When I am not at the office, I love to listen to podcasts, paint my nails, discover new restaurants around town, and hike around the Blue Ridge with my partner and our dog.

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Being in this position is tough. If seeking another career opportunity isn't viable, there are a couple of things you can do to manage stress on the job.   1. Have a ritual to begin the day:  Consider setting a one sentence intention and plan tasks for the day 2. Take the breaks you are offered. I... more

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It sounds like you are on the right track. Recognizing these nagging thoughts of self- doubt as "imposter syndrome" is a huge step in the right direction.  From what you have written here, it appears that you are able to challenge your own thoughts and provide yourself with evidence that counteracts... more

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Breaking any habit is no easy feat.   Cutting down or cutting out cigarettes is very challenging, and there aren't any one size fits all solutions.  Fortunately, there are a lot of tricks and tools that you can use to stop smoking.  1. Many habits that we have are paired habits. If we do one thing... more

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Mental Health is an exciting and rewarding field.  I hear you saying that you want to be a psychologist, and that is one path to working in mental health.  You could study psychology, social work or counseling to become a practicing therapist. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and a... more

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First of all, congratulations on your new role! Transitions can be challenging, and it sounds like you are experiencing a lot of change.  This would be difficult for many people, and it seems that you have an added layer of challenge.  I recommend visiting a therapist to determine the root cause of... more

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Approaching a counselor can seem intimidating at first, but most mental health professionals want to help you feel safe and heard.  You can often find counselors using search engines like CounselChat or Psychology Today.  These websites allow you to get to know therapists before you take the next... more

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Although some people managing depression feel sad or "down",  it is a possible to have depression without an obvious sad mood.  Many people indicate that they feel numb or flat.  People managing depression often have low motivation. They may stay in bed for long periods of time and only get up for... more

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