Dominique Samuels, PsyD. received a BA from Wesleyan University. She graduated with a double major, in Psychology and Studio Art, with a concentration in Photography.
After graduation, she spent several years in business, working with a variety of business from the public and private sector, Fortune 500’s to start-ups. Finally landing in non-profit, Dr. Samuels was a Program Director at The Children of Alcoholics Foundation. In this role, she created and disseminated information about kinship care, as well as trained mental health specialists, government workers, lawyers, and other advocates for the elderly and children. From there she decided she wanted to become a clinical psychologist.
Dr. Samuels received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. She trained at UCSF Langley Porter Institute, Walden House, SF Veterans Administration Posttraumatic Stress Clinic, Village Counseling Center, and Berkeley Therapy Institute.
Dr. Samuels’ dissertation was about the connection and treatment of comorbid Female Sexual Dysfunction and Panic Disorder. She belongs to the Northern California Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Network, Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Association of Family Therapists of Northern California, and the San Francisco Psychological Association.