Sam Broderick

SE™ Practitioner


Fresh Start Therapy

Sam is a clinical social worker who uses a strengths-based, humanistic approach to working with clients.  Compassion and resilience are core to Sam's practice, and Sam is affirming of all identities and cultures, and willing to explore where intersectionality and oppression both create identity and complicate recovery.

Sam's background as a researcher and health systems policy analyst allows her to inform her individualized clinical practice with cutting edge and emerging practices fresh from the lab.  An avid learner, Sam allow's treatment approaches to emerge individually by exploring and challenging the core narratives we tell ourselves.  Somatic Experiencing is a central tool for this process, as she focuses primarily on the stories the body tells, allowing, but never requiring clients to discuss the details of their traumatic experiences.

Sam has extensive experience, either lived and/or professional, with military culture, suicide, LGBTQ issues, foster care, homelessness, dissociative disorders, and disaster response.  She works with clients high school age and older who are  self-motivated to explore their own healing and growth.

Sam works in a unique and historic green building in Washington, DC, steps from the NoMa/Galludet Red Line Metro station, with garage parking attached to the office building.  Complimentary tea and water provided.


  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Families of Veterans
  • Grief and Loss
  • Homeless
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse
  • Veterans
  • Victims of Mass Disaster
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Title

Researcher-Clinician, Clinical Social Worker

Professional Certifications

District of Columbia LGSW, New Jersey LSW, Maryland LMSW. Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC)