Sami works with the Rooted in Relationships Initiative where she works with state and community partners to develop systems of care that support the social and emotional well-being of children birth through age 8.
Sami comes to Nebraska Children with experience working hands on with children birth to 18 as a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner who specialized in Play Therapy, Family Therapy, and Child Parent Psychotherapy. She also is a Circle of Security Facilitator. She has presented at trainings and conferences on early intervention, infant and toddler mental health, and other mental health concerns. She has also previous working experience with Early Developmental Network and Head Start. She has her Masters of Education in Community Counseling from University of Nebraska at Kearney, and has special endorsements for being a Registered Play Therapist from the Association of Play Therapy.