About Sam

Sam Trewick, MA, Psychotherapist

I feel deeply connected with people who struggle to feel safe, worthy, and like they belong. I specialize in working with queer folks, trauma, anxiety and depression, body shame, high sensitivity, and an overall feeling of being stuck. My goal is to help you feel less alone with what you are going through and work together to develop self-compassion and other tools to help you heal yourself and cope with trauma, injustice, and oppression. 

I believe everything we need to heal is already within us, and we sometimes require help accessing it. Healers and shamans have been helping their communities deal with pain and trauma — and fulfilling their true potential — for centuries. I see counselors as modern incarnations of that lineage, and I consider this work my sacred calling. 

Therapy with me feels intimate, connected, and safe — at times, very deep and, at times, downright fun. Tears and belly laughs are equally likely during a session, and I believe both are inherently healing. My focus in therapy is on collaborating to form a safe, healing container in which strengths and struggles can safely arise and be worked with. I am a trauma-informed, mindfulness-based transpersonal counselor: I integrate meditation, movement/somatics, breath practices, spirituality, art, music, neurology, parts work, and attachment theory into my sessions.

A colleague once called me “a champion for the underdog,” and I wear that distinction with pride. I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community myself, and I take a social justice approach to therapy. I hope to be of help to anyone who feels in need of compassionate support and assistance, regardless of your background or current struggles.


  • Complex Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Attachment Issues (Certified Somatic Attachment Therapist) 
  • Body Shame 
  • Anxiety, Panic, and Depression    
  • Issues around Belonging, Safety, and Shame  
  • Self-worth and Self-compassion                        
  • Childhood Abuse and Neglect                              
  • Self-Actualization 
  • Life & Work Transitions
  • Spirituality 
  • Relational challenges


I hold a Masters of Arts degree from Naropa University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Concentration in Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling. I also have BFA in Theatre from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. I am currently in a licensure process working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy and am under the clinical supervision of Jennie Yngsdahl, MA, LP.


I am able to accept several in-network insurance plans including UCare, Preferred One, Aetna, Health Partners, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN, Cigna, and Anthem. I accept Medical Assistance (Medicaid) plans under those companies as well as straight Medical Assistance. At this time, I am unable to accept Beacon, Medica, Optum, United HealthCare insurance plans or Employee Assitance Plans (EAP’s). I recommend contacting your insurance company to confirm their coverage for therapy services. All services are billed under Jennie Yngsdahl, MA, LP who is my direct clinical supervisor.

I also accept direct fee for service payments (non-insurance) per session and can also take flexible spending or HSA plans. A limited number of sliding fee slots are also available for low income clients. Please contact me to discuss the best option for you.


I am available to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation if desired before scheduling an appointment. I have current availability Mondays during the day for in-person sessions at our office in St. Paul and I have virtual sessions available Tuesday through Thursday, mainly between the hours of 10am and 6pm.

To request a phone consult or an appointment, the best way to reach me is via my email listed below. You can also leave a voicemail message for me at (651)294-2307. Please specifically ask for Sam in your voicemail.

Sam Trewick, MA, Psychotherapist, he/him/they/them



“Sam is one of those rare individuals with whom I feel truly blessed to have crossed paths with. Sam’s compassion, presence, and attunement lend to him creating a safe atmosphere where clients feel seen, heard, understood, accepted, and ultimately as though they make sense! Sam is a truly exceptional clinician in the field of helping professionals. He has an uncanny ability to sense into each client’s unique circumstances and specific window of tolerance, and adjust therapy accordingly—going at their unique pace.  He gently guides clients towards their own inner compass, sits alongside them in their discomfort, and ultimately encourages movement towards their inherent wholeness.  In Sam’s presence, I feel inspired and able to show up as my highest, most loving and compassionate self, what a gift!”

“Sam isn’t simply skilled, he is exceptional. Along with extensive knowledge of and training in trauma work, attachment, and somatics, Sam brings profound warmth, attuned listening, and deep intuition to his collaborative work with clients as he helps guide them towards growth and expansion, providing his clients with tools they can continue to use for the rest of their lives. While the world outside can be harsh and life can present with immense struggles and pain, sessions with Sam are a respite from it all: he creates an atmosphere of openness and curiosity that allows a person to show up exactly as they are with the confidence that they will be met with true empathy and unparalleled positive regard – a safe space where profound, lasting healing can occur.”