916-572-7412 hello@lovehealgrow.com

Samuel Donath, AMFT



Available Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays (including evenings)


Couples and Sex Therapy.  Anxiety and Trauma-focused Therapy.  Support for LGBTQIA+ adults.

Samuel will be joining Love Heal Grow Counseling in March 2020 and is currently accepting new clients.

I help individuals and couples from all walks of life learn the skills to experience increased fulfillment in daily life, their relationships, and with their sexuality.


Life is complex, and even the most successful and intelligent people need help at times.


You should feel proud of yourself for coming to this step. I see therapy is a process that offers a unique opportunity for transformation by helping people to slow down, explore, and develop a greater awareness of what is causing you problems in your life as well as what will help you heal and grow. 


As a therapist, I strive to create a completely safe, judgment free, productive, and ethical space for my clients to explore.


I deeply enjoy working with individuals and couples on their goals in therapy, and I work hard to help clients learn the skills they need moving forward to be successful.


In therapy I blend aspects of CBT, Existential, Trauma-Informed, Person Centered, and Humanistic therapeutic perspectives and styles to best help clients.


While I enjoy working with clients of all cultural and social backgrounds: I have a strong passion for working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.


I specialize in helping clients with sexual problems/dysfunctions, problematic/out of control sexual behavior, relationship issues, gender identity, trauma, and anxiety.


Absolutely no topic is taboo or ever off limits in session.


On a personal note: I split my time being a therapist and occasionally helping teach at university.  Prior to that I had an opportunity to work in psychological research regarding war refugee trauma. I am a fan of movies, dogs (especially pugs), any city near the ocean, and every type of Asian food. I find deep fulfillment in spending time with my family, partner, and friends. 



Formal Credentials

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, #104596 : Registered to practice psychotherapy in California
Supervised by Megan Negendank, LMFT #93259


M.S. in Psychology (Counseling) : California State University, Stanislaus
B.A. in Psychology : Humboldt State University

Advanced Trainings/Certifications
Counseling Sexual Problems
Sex Therapy Training/Consultation
Behavioral Treatment for Chronic Pain

I attend on-going trainings related to sex therapy, relationships, and trauma.

Professional Publications and Presentations

Lambert, J.E. & Donath, S. (2016, November). Psychological distress of Iraqi refugees in the US: Trauma, resiliency, and sense of community. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Dallas TX.

Donath, S. (2017). Gender differences in the acceptability of malingering.

Articles by Samuel