Katy Sampson, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Raleigh-Durham NC

About Dr. Sampson

With over 14 years of experience, I have enjoyed working with adults and adolescents from diverse cultural backgrounds and ages across a variety of clinical settings, such as outpatient clinics, university counseling centers, community mental health clinics, hospitals and intensive outpatient and in-home programs.

I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Masters Degrees in both Clinical and Counseling Psychology. I am licensed by the North Carolina Psychology Board as a Psychologist and as a Health Service Provider. Additionally, I am a member of the North Carolina Psychology Association (NCPA), Division of Independent Private Practice (DIPP) and a member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

Therapeutic Approach

I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process in which I will work together with you to navigate a path toward change and healing. I appreciate the unique perspectives and struggles of each person and I have felt privileged to accompany so many individuals and families along their own personal journeys towards greater health and fulfillment. Given each person is unique, I will spend a good deal of time getting to know you and tailoring your therapy experience to meet your particular needs. In my practice, I draw from a variety of approaches that research and experience have shown to be effective, including humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspectives, as well as mindfulness and somatic based approaches. I strive to create a therapeutic atmosphere in which you can feel safe, comfortable and supported, as these conditions are essential to the process of self-exploration and psychological healing.

Professional Experience

I have helped individuals and families to better understand and overcome a variety of difficulties including: depression and anxiety issues, family-of-origin concerns (including the experience of growing up in a home with substance/alcohol abuse), identity development, self-esteem, trauma recovery, eating/body image issues and gender/sexuality concerns. My work in university counseling and career advising centers has helped me to develop particular expertise in issues common during life transitions, such as: identity exploration, career development, relationship issues and time/stress management. I also received specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders and have conducted individual and group psychotherapy with individuals recovering from eating and body image concerns. Furthermore, I have worked extensively with individuals who have experienced trauma in a variety of forms including: childhood and/or partner abuse, sudden loss or death, distressing medical events or family separation/disruption.

Psychological and Psychoeducational Evaluation Experience

I am experienced in conducting psychological evaluations for a variety of purposes including: adoption readiness, career assessment, substance abuse, and personality assessment. I have also conducted psycho-educational testing across a variety of settings to help diagnose/assess learning difficulties, AD/HD, giftedness and early kindergarten readiness.

Email Dr. Sampson


Main: (919) 472-0637
Fax: (919) 246-9390


5001 S Miami Blvd
Central Park West Building
Suite 325
Durham, NC 27703
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