Presently, he works in the areas of clinical assessment, consultation, treatment planning, training, and technical assistance at U.S. Care. Sam has extensive experience as a trainer and has designed and conducted workshops on trauma informed care, strengths-based family services, motivational interviewing, crisis intervention, human sex trafficking, multi-cultural awareness, burnout prevention, logical consequences, listening and counseling skills, values clarification, suicide prevention, group dynamics, assessment and treatment of domestic violence, habits of effective people, and employee motivation. Early on, Sam studied the effects of coordinated community mental health as well as resources and stress associated with raising a child with a disability. His interest in behavioral health started at an early age because he grew up in a family that successfully managed disabilities for four generations. Sam is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Counseling, a Master of Arts in Community Counseling, and a PhD in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland at College Park.