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Sam Carter-Orbke, LPC-MHSP (she/her)

Sam sees clients ages 18+. Her specialties include:

Grief & Loss

LGBTQ+ Affirming Care

​Life Transitions

Identity Exploration & Self-Esteem

Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating

Body Image Concerns

Depression & Anxiety

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Image by Gabriel Jimenez


“There’s something beautiful about the cycle that I see reflected in the process of emotional growth and healing. Being able to guide in the breaking down of what is no longer serving us in order to regenerate new life and a sense of purpose is the most meaningful work I can imagine.”

Meet Sam

Sam received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Indiana University and her Master’s degree in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining True North Counseling, Sam worked for over 12 years in various Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient treatment centers for eating disorders, addictions and co-occurring disorders.

Sam particularly enjoys working with adults struggling with grief and loss and other identity exploration through major life transitions, including those in the LGBTQ+ community. Sam also loves helping clients heal from eating disorders and negative body image.

Sam’s favorite thing about her job is the collaborative nature of therapy. If she wasn’t a therapist, she’d be a craftsperson, such as a woodworker or bread baker. She loves spending time with her wife, their pups and cats, and watching documentaries about anything and everything. And don’t forget to ask her about her sourdough starter!

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