Samantha Wilhelmi, MSW, LCSW
Samantha is the embedded counselor with the College of Engineering. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Samantha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background working in community mental health, private practice and higher education.
Samantha enjoys working with college students and recognizes the unique challenges that students often face in this stage of life. She has experience working with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, substance use, trauma, LGBTQ+ and relationship issues. Her approach to counseling is influenced by humanistic and interpersonal therapies. She also incorporates aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology approaches and is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). As an embedded counselor, Samantha is available to any engineering student who might be interested in counseling. She is also available to faculty and staff for consultation, outreach and training related to student mental health and well-being.
In her free time, Samantha enjoys practicing yoga, being outside, listening to true crime podcasts and playing with her houseful of boys and dogs.