Design Therapy

Find some clarity in where you're headed. 

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A design mindset - one that focuses on empathy, creative solutions, and iterative testing -  is beneficial to everyone. The price tag of a full-time designer isn't always so great.


To fill this need, I offer Design Therapy sessions to provide coaching and support for folks looking to bring a design mindset to their work. 

Instead of a strict training or workshop, sessions are one-on-one collaborative conversations that go at your pace. We'll focus on a specific challenge your facing and work through it from a design perspective. Along the way, I'll provide guidance and support on both why and how the provided methods work. I particularly focus on finding ways to make the design thinking process approachable and adaptable for you, regardless of your experience. 

Schedule your sessions based on what works best for you - a consistent cadence or as needed. 


When do I need Design Therapy?

Whenever you're feeling stuck, bringing in an outside, creative voice can help you gain perspective on the problem.

Some examples of times Design Therapy can help:

* I'm struggling to prioritize

* I have an idea and I don't know how to start

* I want bigger, bolder ideas

* I want more product traction

* I want to be more in touch with my users

* I want to communicate better as a team

* I want to tell my story more succinctly

* I want to take a complex idea and make it easier to understand



Sessions are $100 each. Your first session as an organization or individual is free, so give it a try. 



I think Sam got straight to the heart of the matter in terms of identifying stability as the key to the life-work balance I am trying to achieve. Great person with a rare combination of intellectual rigor and kindness.
— Cameron, Director of Operations at GJS Security
When I met Sam I was reaching out to a number of different people with a similar background, but none could really break down the design thinking process in a way that so immediately related to my work and my version of the process. In addition to Sam giving me specific feedback on the issue I proposed to her, listening to how other organizations and consultants use design thinking in many different ways but face similar challenges really reassured me. I would definitely recommend Sam, and I look forward to working with her more in the future!
— Sophia, Global Design Consultant for Educate!
I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Samantha. She was very insightful and helped me think about things deeply to get to the root of the issue. She provided useful tips and recommendations on next steps, and I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone in need of help in thinking through how to address personal and professional challenges.
— Jevone, Business Analyst at Guggenheim Partners