Samantha Davila, LCSW-S

Therapy For Preteens, Teens & College Students in Austin, TX

Samantha Davila, owner of Moon Child Counseling, smiling in white chair with floral clothing

Hi, I’m Samantha!

My Journey To Becoming A Therapist

I'm just like the clients I work with – human. I've had my fair share of both great and tough times, and they've shaped who I am and how I can assist you.

As I reflect on my past, I remember wishing I had someone like me to guide me through my journey with stress and anxiety when I was younger. I faced all sorts of somatic issues, from stomach aches to headaches. It was during those times that I realized my passion for helping others, especially preteens, teens and college students. Those years are still fresh in my memory, and I know what it's like. Through my journey, I discovered that therapy can be incredibly powerful and helpful. That's why I'm here, excited to continue this work that I'm passionate about.

It's my life experiences that have truly shaped me into the therapist I am today.

Meet Your Therapist

Path to Healing and Growth Through Connection

Age Group: 12 & up

Specialities: EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, & CBT

Seeing Clients on Weekdays Only

Location: In-person & Virtual

Accepts Specific Insurances with Aetna & Optum, no EAPs at this time

The professional stuff

My Professional Background

I earned my Master of Social Work and Certificate in Family Practice from Tulane University. Throughout my career as a social worker, I collaborated with different organizations to address important issues such as human trafficking, domestic violence, child abuse, and family issues. My professional journey led me to various settings, including the emergency room, inpatient psychiatric hospital, intensive in-home program, and outpatient clinics, where I worked as a clinical social worker. This diverse experience has equipped me with valuable insights and effective strategies to support my clients in individual therapy.

Here are some of my qualifications:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher
  • Registered Children Yoga Teacher
  • Certified in Trauma Conscious Yoga Method
  • Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
  • Certified TEAM Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Level 1
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • EMDR Trained Clinician
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Training
Samantha Davila, LCSW

Let’s Discover How We Can Help

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