We like to include an interview of a Greater MN member and metro-based member in each edition of MAMFT NEWS. Below is the Fall 2018 interview of metro-based member, Samantha Leverton.
Name: Samantha Leverton
Credentials: Mental Health Practitioner
Education: Student: I am currently enrolled in Master’s of Arts program for Marriage and Family Therapy at Argosy University, Twin Cities
How many years have you been in the field? 4 years
Place of employment/What do you do? I work at Life Development Resources as a Mental Health Practitioner
Why do you choose to be a member of MAMFT?
I chose to be a member of the MAMFT to stay up to date on what’s happening in the field and (hopefully) get an opportunity to network with other MFTs.
What is something that people might not know about you?
I recently got engaged this summer!
What is your favorite binge worthy show?
If you are not working, what is something we might find you doing?
I do a lot of photography in the time I’m not working. I also enjoy hiking and exploring state parks in MN, traveling, reading and writing.
How do you practice self-care and keep balance in life?
Prayer is a big part of what helps me to stay balanced. My faith keeps me grounded. Additionally- spending time with friends and family, going on long walks, facial masks and painting my nails are part of my self-care.
If you weren’t a therapist what would you do instead?
Acting- I did a lot of theatre as a teenager and young adult and really enjoy the arts.
I recently stumbled upon this quote that I enjoy: “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” – Nelson Mandela
Best book recommendation?
Redeeming Love by, Francine Rivers