Samantha (Sami) Simpson is a current Doctoral student of Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies in 2016, her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2018. She considers herself a scholar of mental health, families, and relationships of all kinds. Sami bases her approach as a therapist in the principles of non-judgment, emotional safety, and the intrinsic, human need for interpersonal connection and belonging.

Sami believes in the inherent goodness of people, and that all are worthy of love and belonging. She strives to exemplify this belief by learning from people who are different from her, and seeks to be an ally to marginalized populations. She works to advocate with LGBTQ+ people, racial minorities, people with disabilities, and other groups who may be marginalized.

In her personal time, Sami enjoys exercising, hiking with her dog (Albus), camping, singing, eating delicious food with friends and family.