I am available to support ASW's and MFTI's in the collection of their clinical hours towards licensure.


Clinical Supervision

Interested in working together? Please contact me. 

Young Healing Therapy Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc. 

Samatra Downing, LCSW, PPSC

5028 Geary Blvd

San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone: 877.905.5700

Fax: 844.334.9735

Email: samatra@younghealingtherapyinc.com

About Me

I have over fifteen years experience in providing consultation to CBO's , and school districts on environmental, and mental health issues that impact young people.  

Quick Facts

Area of Expertise: Youth, Educational Settings, Trauma

LOCATION: San Francisco
COLLEGE : San Jose State 

License Number: ​LCS 26970

Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic/ Person Centered

​​​​Welcome to Young Healing Therapy Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc


​Samatra Downing, LCSW, PPSC 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) in the state of California. I have a Master’s degree in Social Work from San Jose State University, as well as two Pupil Personnel Service Credentials, from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The LCSW allows me to practice therapy independently, and the PPSC Credentials allows me to assess, direct and provide mental health services on a school site.

I specialize in work with underserved youth in urban settings. Currently, I am a full time School Social Worker for the San Francisco Unified School District. I have provided mental health, case management, and consultation for over twelve years. I have experience in working with issues of grief and trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, weight loss, ADHD, parenting issues, and the supervision of ASW, and MFT Trainee’s , towards clinical licensure.  

If you are interested in working with me, my standard rate for a 50 minute session is $150. I do offer sliding scale rates based on income.  I also offer Superbilling for those who want to submit claims to their insurance company using Out of Network Benefits.  Use the contact me section for more information. 


Clinical Supervision


  • ​My approach to consultation is collaborative, integrating various theoretical influences.

  • I provide clinical supervision to support therapists in their professional development and clinical work. 



I use a strength based approach in assessing, supporting, and diagnosing the mental health needs of my clients. I believe in working with my clients to create the desired treatment goals. 

Professional Skills

Individual Therapy

  • Our work together will be kept confidential provided there is not a risk of you carrying out harm to yourself or anyone else. I respect your privacy and will encourage you to talk about anything. I will work with you to resolve your concerns.

  • Therapy is a process that allows a person to work through situations where they feel stuck. If you feel ready to change and want to begin that process, and what you have read so far resonates with you, please contact me.

Individual Therapy