Samatha Schwartz-Oscar, Ph.D.
Older Adolescents and Adults
B.A., Psychology, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada
M.Ed., Counseling Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
University of Idaho Counseling and Testing Center (APA Accredited Internship), Moscow, ID
Washington State University Psychology Clinic (Post-Doctoral Residency), Pullman, WA
I believe that we are all intimately connected to one another, and because of this, we have a deep responsibility for each other. Too often, fear and shame hinder us, our relationships and our life dreams, preventing us from becoming our best selves and living our best lives. I also believe that we cannot grow and thrive unless we feel seen, heard, cared for, and valued.
I have worked as a psychologist with individuals (and some couples) for the past 10 years in university counseling centers, community mental health, medical centers, and correctional settings. I also taught various undergraduate and graduate level courses in psychology, human development, assessment, and cultural diversity, awareness, and privilege. I am passionate about racial and social justice, continual learning, and promoting/creating stronger relationships and communities. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, being outside in nature, reading, music, sports, attending cultural and social justice events, and working with and supporting those impacted by incarceration.