My name is Samantha Turpin
I'm a licensed mental health therapist and death doula.
I've spent much of my life exploring and investigating parapsychology, such as past life experiences, the paranormal, near-death experiences, and beliefs related to spirituality, death, and our connections to the other side.
It's only natural that my path as a therapist became intertwined with death and dying, and I pursued additional training to become a death doula.
It is an honor to help people explore their relationship with mortality and prepare for what all living things have in common: death.
Education & Experience
Samantha is an experienced licensed therapist, clinical supervisor, Reiki master, and death doula.
Samantha brings a wealth of passion, expertise, and specialty training into her partnership with clients. She has worked in a variety of roles including therapist, mental health specialist, program manager, and clinical director.
She is a highly accomplished mental health and behavioral health provider, as well as a highly accomplished clinical supervisor, who has had the opportunity to work in schools; specialty mental health; medical and dental clinics; all levels of addiction treatment; and even lived and worked on the Navajo Reservation.
She is passionate about helping others feel confident, empowered, and at ease with their experiences. She offers a judgment-free space for people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and orientations.
Death and dying, mortality, grief, the paranormal, and energy work can feel like daunting topics to explore. Please know that she comes into this work with a lifetime of her own experiences related to these subjects, so she "gets it" in a unique way; however, she doesn't assume that her experiences mirror yours, compete with yours, or define yours. Samantha's mission is to help you make peace with, understand, and feel empowered to embrace the experiences and parts of you that may feel stigmatized and afraid.
She is equipped to help clients navigate the complex emotions and decisions that come with a terminal illness or for those who want a head start on organizing their plans.
Licensure and Accreditations
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Professional Hypnotherapist with advanced training in Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy, Working with the Inner Critic, Inner Knowing, and Past Life Regression
Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Supervisor of Registered Associates seeking licensure in Oregon
BA Psychology, minor in European History from Southern Oregon University 2010
MS Mental Health Counseling from Southern Oregon University 2012
Certified Professional Hypnotherapist, Ashland School of Hypnotherapy 2014
What does it all mean?
See below for more information about different elements of my professional training to better understand how they come together to best support you.
Licensed Professional Counselor
LPCs are mental health professionals who have a master's degree or higher, are licensed by the state they practice in, and have experience providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, groups, and families.
LPCs have extensive training in diagnosing and treating mental health concerns, emotional and behavioral problems, and substance use concerns.
A death doula (also called end-of-life doulas or death midwives) is a non-medical and holistic practitioner who assists with the dying process.
They offer support, presence, companionship, education, and advocacy to the dying person and their families.
They can help with tasks such as planning funerals, creating death plans, offering spiritual guidance, and grief support.
They aim to help families recognize death as a natural and important part of life, and empower the dying person to take control of their own dying process.
A Reiki master is someone who has undergone formal training in the art of Reiki.
They use gentle hand movements with the intention to guide the flow of healthy energy (what’s known in Reiki as life force energy) through the client’s body to reduce stress and promote healing.
Hypnotherapy is a tool that can be used to induce a state of trance which allows healing for a variety of presenting concerns.
I've had advanced training in Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy, Working with the Inner Critic, Inner Knowing, and Past Life Regression.
This is a very different practice from stage hypnosis, which is used for entertainment purposes and is often used unethically.