Sam Molen

MSW, Registered Social Worker

“I’m Samantha Molen, but I go by Sam! I believe therapy is an opportunity for empowered self-exploration and a chance for you to see things in a different way. Together, we can talk about the things that matter most in your life and collaborate on your goals to achieve emotional healing and well-being. I focus on establishing a positive relationship built on trust and safety, where you can be your honest self and share your more vulnerable truths. I have incredible respect and admiration for people willing and able to be curious and courageous enough to go to those deeper and darker places. I want to help you find liberation and self-reclamation from our oppressive systems that cause us to feel and think we are inadequate and unworthy of love, acceptance, or belonging.”

Sam is here to help with your chronic pain/illness, compassion fatigue/burnout, grief and loss, spirituality/existential issues, and disability.

Works With
  • Individuals
  • Adult
  • Monday Evening
  • Tuesday Evening
  • Thursday Morning/Afternoon
  • Sunday Evening
  • Edmonton: Whyte Ave
  • My Approach

    As a social worker, I am friendly, compassionate, caring, and warm. I aim to create a space for individuals to feel free to be themselves and explore their truths and lives in meaningful and sometimes critical ways. In addition to my non-judgemental approach, I hope to bring a respectful delivery of hard questions and a respectful facilitation of difficult conversations. I am someone who appreciates deep and meaningful reflection and discussion. Working in palliative care and end-of-life care was a gift that placed a great deal of things in perspective for me and my practice. For me, the client is in the driver's seat, and I am along for the ride. I can be a navigator, but I also appreciate getting lost a little along the way.

  • My Philosophy

    I work from a person-centred, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, feminist lens drawing attention to the systems in which we all live, work, and play and how they affect us, our relationships and our mental health. I challenge some of the narratives created by our culture, which is why I am a member of a death-positive movement called The Order of the Good Death, which looks to remove the anxiety and existential fears surrounding the topic. I believe that knowledge is power and that we are not given an equal opportunity to learn the tools to understand ourselves better and how we exist and move within our society, families, friendships, and culture.

  • My Why

    As humans living in Western society, we are constantly being bombarded by images and messages telling how we should look, feel, act and think. This can cause serious harm and damage to our self-esteem, and shape our self-talk into a harmful voice we live with. This excludes what damage and harm can be done to us just interacting with each other and trying to survive. We don't all have the answers OR the tools to find those answers depending on things and factors out of our control. I have had my own lived experiences where oppressive systems and relationships have caused me harm and, in search of healing, I have been helped by therapists who have provided such clarity and liberation to and from my pain and suffering.


  • Academic Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Career or Work-related Issues
  • Chronic Pain/Illness
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Death or Illness
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Eating-related Issues
  • Family Relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-compassion
  • Self-esteem
  • Spirituality and Existential Issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Therapy Approaches

  • Anti-racist/Anti-oppressive
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative or Holistic
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Narrative
  • Person/Client Centred
  • Solution Focused
  • Strengths Based

Specialized Experience With Allied Communities

  • Body positivity
  • Chronic Pain/Illness
  • Military and Family Members

Rates + Direct Billing

Sam’s fees are:

50-Minute Session: $220

80-Minute Session: $330

Our therapy services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance provider or benefit plan. To confirm your plan coverage, please contact your insurance provider.

Sam’s appointments can be direct billed to Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP, Canada Life, GreenShield and Medavie (which includes Veterans Affairs and RCMP), Manulife, Chambers of Commerce, Claimsecure, Desjardins, First Canadian and Beneva.

Don’t see your insurance listed?

If we’re unable to direct bill your insurance provider, you’ll be able to submit the receipt we send at the end of your session to your insurance provider for reimbursement yourself.

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