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Samantha Burgess

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Specialties and areas of focus

  • Trauma-informed approach
  • Disordered eating

I am currently the Clinic Manager of the Saranac Lake Behavioral Health Clinic, and I continue to work with a diverse population of clients within our clinic, offering both in-person and remote sessions. Within my clinical practice I utilize a holistic and trauma-informed approach, and have a specific interest in working with individuals who may struggle with managing patterns of disordered eating.

Through my work as a clinician, I hope to assist in reducing the stigma surrounding conversations pertaining to mental illness, and I hope to instill a hope for recovery within the community that I love and grew up in.

Services we offer

Citizen Advocates is proud to offer individualized treatment plans that best meet the needs of each person. The services presented on this page are not meant to be exhaustive, and we encourage every patient to explore all treatment options with their therapist or provider.

  • Group, family and individual therapy
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Telehealth and in-person treatment
  • Skill building
  • Case management
  • Peer support
  • EMDR
  • Spravato treatment
  • 24/7/365 crisis services
  • Health monitoring
  • Health coaching

Ages we treat

Ages 3 and older

Concerns we treat

We provide individualized, person-centered treatment for mental and behavioral health concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Serious mental illness
  • Grief
  • and much more

Types of therapy

Therapies used with be based on individualized needs but some modalities may include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Art therapy
  • Aggression replacement therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy.