Sam Middleton

Originally from Wilkes-Barre, PA, Sam Middleton moved to Philadelphia to attend college in 2014. Sam received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Arcadia University in 2018. She then went on to receive her Master of Clinical and Counseling Psychology, with a specialization in trauma, from Chestnut Hill College, graduating in 2020. Sam gained experience through several internships, including in a funeral home and other non-profit organizations where she determined that she wanted to pursue a career in psychology and bereavement. 

While starting her time at Uplift Center for Grieving Children as an intern, Sam gained experience and expertise in support group facilitation, eventually becoming a member of Uplift’s staff where she utilizes her knowledge in trauma-informed care and grief and loss support. She now focuses on the LGBTQIA+ Youth Community and works to make engagement and support available for this community. She has special interest in using a decolonized framework and anti-racist theory in her work with youth and families throughout Philadelphia specifically working with Queer and Trans Youth to cultivate beyond inclusive groups, curriculum and care.

What Uplifts You?
Playing video games with friends, crockpot meals, dyeing my hair, and long naps with the windows open

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