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Sam Poyta, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Master's of Social Work, University of Washington 2018
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, University of Virginia 2009


Before starting an independent practice, I worked as a mental health therapist for Sea Mar Community Health Centers, providing bilingual (English and Spanish) individual and family counseling. Over the course of my social work career, I’ve also taught yoga for people living with cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s and conducted research for the City of Seattle's P-Patch Program highlighting community gardening’s beneficial health outcomes.


I like to think that my breadth of personal and professional life experiences makes me relatable and seasoned for the people I work with who are coming from all walks of life. Like many people who find themselves in service roles, I’ve been through a considerable amount of pain and loss in my life and have always valued supporting those too who struggle. An equal part of the journey though is learning to truly care for oneself. When I am not working, I like to go on meditation retreats, read, travel, bike and be around wise people. Originally from the east coast, I drove cross country to Seattle in my 20’s following the spirited words of Jim Morrison the west is the best, get here and it will do the rest.

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