NYC Therapist, Samantha Slager MFT-I at NYC Counseling.

Samantha Slager


A transplant from Salt Lake City, Samantha began her career in marketing at Ralph Lauren before taking the risky plunge into launching her own venture. A decade-long entrepreneur working across multiple industries, she has lived the highs and lows of building businesses, raising capital, and managing people.

Realizing that the most rewarding part of her work was human connections, Samantha began volunteering with school counselors at elementary and middle schools. She then stepped down from her role as co-founder at ghost kitchen startup to pursue a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. Navigating relationships, trauma, substance abuse, suicide, domestic violence, anxiety, and depression amongst those closest to her, Samantha understands the complexities of being a New Yorker trying to juggle it all.

With dual degrees in Business and Graphic Design from Lehigh, Samantha is passionate about art and design, is a serial home renovator, and has a real estate license. She fosters homeless pets.

Therapeutic Approach

Samantha helps clients gain insight into their patterns of behavior, relationships, and beliefs, empowering them to make meaningful changes with clarity, authenticity, and, sometimes, humor. She provides individuals and families with the necessary tools to navigate the complexities of relationship dynamics, fostering resilience, and facilitating healing.

Through her circuitous journey, a few simple truths have emerged–life is extremely difficult no matter your station or circumstances, the realities that blindside us are rarely fair, but with dedication, support, and pluck, we can not only survive, but ultimately, thrive. Samantha understands the importance, and challenges, of maintaining a balanced lifestyle for both personal and professional fulfillment.

Samantha is also fluent in Spanish.


  • Family and Couples Therapy
  • Coercive Control, Separation, Divorce, Co-parenting
  • Gottman-Certified, RLT-informed
  • Infertility, New Moms, Perinatal, Working Moms, Single Parents
  • Career Direction, Purpose, and Success
  • Depression, Anxiety & Trauma
  • LGBTQ-Affirming,Identity Work and Acceptance
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Grief, Bereavement, & Loss
  • Substance Use, Addiction, Harm Reduction & Recovery
  • Self-Esteem Enhancement & Self-Actualization

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