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Sam Acevedo, LCSW


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified CBT and OCD Specialist after completing the extensive clinical training program through the Center for Anxiety Training. 

I obtained my Master of Arts in Social Work from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and focused my studies and clinical training in behavioral therapy interventions (ERP, ACT, CBT). 

My experience includes training and working in various levels care addressing anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders. I have worked in the emergency room providing crisis intervention services, provided group therapy in the school setting, conducted intake assessments for community mental health, provided individual and family therapy in multiple settings, and have been on the front lines as a clinical therapist in partial-hospitalization, intensive-outpatient, and residential treatment programming for Anxiety, OCD, and mood disorders.


I currently work as a clinical therapist at a treatment center providing more intensive services to individuals suffering from OCD and Anxiety. 

Advanced Training:

Emetophobia (Vomit Phobia)

Exposure Response Prevention for OCD/Anxiety

CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I)

In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, interior design projects, and spending time with my family and puppies, Clifton and Ryker. 

My Approach

I believe in a relational approach and that growth happens through authentic connection. I am passionate about providing support and education on the "ins and outs" of anxiety and OCD on the brain (hint: It IS treatable). I strive to center treatment around exploring and encouraging individuals to identify their values to help best pave the way to engage in meaningful action that will bring more joy and life satisfaction. I utilize a strength-based, client-centered approach while empowering individuals to develop adaptive coping mechanisms in the face of distress (another hint: you can do hard things!) and overall create a meaningful relationship to one's emotions. Most importantly; I encourage vulnerability and authenticity in my sessions and creates a safe space for self-discovery. 

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