Adjunct Assistant Professor

Samantha Schindelheim

Dr. Samantha Schindelheim specializes in working with young children, teens, young adults, and their parents who struggle with behavioral challenges, self-esteem, relationships, mood, anxiety, trauma and life cycle transitions in outpatient settings. She has specific training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Parent-Management Training (PMT). She is passionate about increasing high-quality care for children, adolescents, and their families through the delivery of evidenced-based interventions.

Dr. Schindelheim currently works in a psychotherapy private practice in New York City. She is also a clinical consultant on an NIH Grant through Johns Hopkins, which focuses on suicide intervention research for Community Health Workers in Baltimore. She formerly worked and held a faculty appointment at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital/Columbia Irving Medical Center where she provided therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults with suicidal and disruptive behaviors in their home and communities to prevent higher levels of care (i.e. hospitalization). In that role, she also co-directed the Social Work Training Program at the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic.

She received her Master’s degree from Columbia School of Social Work and her Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (DSW) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. Her dissertation research was focused on Latina adolescents with suicidal behaviors and essential sociocultural factors that contribute to the therapeutic relationship and treatment trajectories. At CSSW, she teaches courses on Advanced Clinical Practice and Suicide Assessments and Treatments.