SAMANTHA (SAMI) FRIEDMAN

Sami recently completed a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a
concentration in Somatics from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and is
currently working towards licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She
currently works with adolescents both as a school-based therapist at Tamalpais
High School and as a yoga teacher with RISE Yoga for Youth. Her training in Somatic
(body-oriented) psychotherapy and yoga informs her therapeutic approach,
reflecting her understanding that our bodies hold the stories of our lived experience, and therefore also hold the key to open ourselves to healing, resilience and growth.
She also approaches her work with youth with an open heart, deep gratitude,
humility and a sense of humor! She is excited for the opportunity to join the Seeds
community as a Fiddleheads Camp Counselor.