Samaria Parada, AMFT

Therapist in Sacramento & Online

pronouns: she, ella
Languages: English, Spanish

Available Sunday – Thursday (including evenings)


Relationship & Sex Therapy

Anxiety & Depression

Latinx & BIPOC individuals and couples



Samaria Parada Sacramento Therapist

I help​ individuals and couples who are feeling stuck, worried or unsure of things as they hope for better in the future.


You can experience more fulfillment in your life and relationships! I’m here to support you.


I’m the type of therapist who knows it can be so hard to ask for help–we might feel embarrassed or like we should be able to figure things out on our own.  It doesn’t need to be this way!


My approach to therapy is through a liberation and social justice lens.

I believe in acknowledging the dynamics of oppression, the impact of power, and intersecting identities that impact the well-being of BIPOC mental health.

My role as your therapist is to meet you where you are and walk alongside you on your journey. I will hold space for you by creating a safe and brave environment.

Brave spaces to me, mean being courageous and understanding discomfort exists, and we can navigate it together.

As a Salvadoran daughter of immigrants and a native Spanish speaker, I can understand the challenges in navigating immigrant family relationships, interpersonal relationships, systemic oppression, and cultural identity.

I am committed to supporting individuals and couples through the empowerment of their growth and healing.


On a personal note…

I was born in Los Angeles, CA and was raised in Iowa. I moved back to Los Angeles five years ago and now live in Sacramento. I have two fur babies, my dog (Nala) and my cat (Taz). I find joy in being outdoors and trying new foods. I recently got into sushi, and I love it!

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​Formal Credentials

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#143004): Licensed to practice psychotherapy under the supervision of Megan Negendank, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#93259)

M.A., Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy-Latino/a Communities
Pepperdine University

B.A., Enterprise Leadership with a minor in Spanish and Latinx Studies
University of Iowa



Love Heal Grow Residency Trainings in Progress
Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Level I
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (Hold Me Tight Program)
Gottman Couples Therapy: Level 2
Gottman Couples Therapy: Trauma and Infidelity
Modern Sex Therapy Institute: Addressing Common Sexual Concerns in Individuals and Couples
Modern Sex Therapy Institute: LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapy
Modern Sex Therapy Institute: Alternative Sexualities/Non-Traditional Relationships
Anti-Racism & Culturally Affirmative Care,
Diversity & Resiliency Institute of El Paso


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