YSS Providers


Samantha Kemp Carlin, MS LMHC NCC

Area of Expertise:

LGBTQ+ Issues, Trauma, Dysregulation and Personality Disorders, Co-Occurring Disorders

Des Moines

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact IHYC at 515-883-2379 .

Samantha is a mental health therapist at Iowa Homeless Youth Centers in Des Moines. She is passionate about the work she does with transition-age youth (ages 16-25) who are at-risk or currently experiencing homelessness, living in poverty and/or experiencing other vulnerabilities. She is a certified LGBTQ+ Affirmative psychotherapy provider and has experience treating individuals with a wide variety of mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses. Samantha has been trained in Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MET/CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) , Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).


Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Luther College

Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Walden University

Specialty Areas

    Transition Age Youth, Adults, Individuals, Groups

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