Dr. Samar holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Samar’s clinical training and experience include working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, traumatic incidents, identity concerns, relationship problems, and other serious mental health issues. Dr. Samar has worked with individuals from all age groups across gender and a broad range of cultural identities. She has special interest in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Samar’s clinical approach is integrative with a focus on multicultural, interpersonal and narrative therapy. As a bilingual clinician with international experience, Dr. Samar has provided clinical services in both Arabic and English.
Dr. Samar is passionate about social justice and multicultural counseling and has been active in national and international mental health projects in the past. She received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work with refugees in Chicago in 2012.