Samara Silvester is a Master’s Level Intern at The Refuge Center studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Vanderbilt University. Samara is passionate about embracing each client’s unique story. She favors a client-centered and integrative approach, providing empathy and unconditional positive regard to facilitate healing and growth.
Samara holds a Master’s degree in Teaching and a B.A. in International Relations and Politics. While Samara is passionate about teaching, she found that her strength was in the ability to provide a safe holding environment for her students. Samara has experience working with clients in crisis who have experienced traumas which contribute to addiction and suicide ideation. She is a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society and the American Counseling Association.