Intake Specialist & Therapist
Samantha Balducci, MA, LAC, NCC
Samantha Balducci is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey and is also a Nationally Certified Counselor. Samantha received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The College of New Jersey in 2019, and graduated from Montclair State University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a concentration in Addictions Counseling in 2021. She has been a part of LifeBack’s multidisciplinary team since 2017, beginning as an undergraduate intern through becoming a full-time therapist and intake specialist. Samantha works with individuals across the lifespan, but particularly enjoys working with adolescents, as well as individuals of all ages on the autism spectrum and those with intellectual & developmental disabilities (I/DDs). Samantha takes a solution-focused, CBT approach, and places a large emphasis on creating a judgement-free, safe space for her clients and ensuring rapport is built in the therapeutic relationship.