About Samara Bowser

About Samara Bowser

Samara Bowser is the owner of 1 Journey Counseling & Consulting Services, PLLC. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters of Social Work at North Carolina Central University. Samara is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), in the states of North Carolina and Virginia. Samara is a certified trauma informed therapist through Duke’s collaborative providing trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR.

Counseling Background and Process

My clinical work began in 2006 working in community, outpatient, and school-based settings. My expertise extends through engaging individuals with concerns related to trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, transition, behavioral, and self-esteem. The ultimate goal in therapy is to grow and nurture a wellness partner relationship with individuals of all ages.

I believe in a client-centered approach using laughter, warmth, and transparency. Allow me to be your therapeutic guide as you work towards a lifestyle change. My role is to assist, engage, and empower you to define your diagnosis. Each C.A.S.E. is different; however, the end goal is the same, self-awareness. We reach that goal through:

  • Compassion
  • Authenticity
  • Safety
  • Education