Samuel "Sam" Keffler, LMSW
Supervised by Cynthia PENwell, LCSW
Life is full of transitions, complex interpersonal relationships, role disputes, and questions. Sam believes the journey of life is an ever-evolving story filled with vulnerability and opportunity. It can be scary to enter the unknown. However, we often learn the most about ourselves when we are willing to take that leap and lean into life’s mystery. Sometimes it’s helpful to have a trusted companion along the way. Sam would be honored to provide you that support with an open ear and an open heart.
A frequent questioner himself, Sam discovered his passion for counseling when he moved to Alaska on a whim and fell into a social work job. A history major, turned political operative, turned seminary dropout, turned therapist, he gets the “Now what?” feeling. He is certain of one thing: he revels in building relationships with others and helping clients fall deeper in love with their own stories. Inspired by interpersonalist and existentialist mentors, Sam is particularly passionate about working with people as they question and explore their identity and purpose.
Sam has experience working with various age groups from teens to older adults. While studying clinical social work at Boston College, he interned at a high school and an assisted living facility, providing individual and group therapy. Sam worked as a social worker on an inpatient geriatric unit before joining Therapy Austin. He also works part time at an intensive outpatient clinic facilitating DBT groups and helping clients connect with mental health resources in the community. When he’s not doing cool social work stuff, Sam enjoys hiking, eating chips and queso, and performing with his improv troupe. He’s recently caught the travel bug. Last summer, he walked across Spain and considered running with the bulls… Maybe next time!
If you’re interested in working with Sam, you can give him a call at 512/201-4501, ext. 185 or head over to the “Get Started” page to fill out an online request form.