Samantha Colai MA LMFT SEP


Hope Rising




Blue Cross Blue Shield, MA (Medicaid), UCare, PrefferedOne, Health Partners/Cigna/UHC/SelectCare/Aetna for PMAP Clients only

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)


Professional Memberships:
  • LAAMFT - American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • AFCC - Association for Family and Conciliatory Courts
  • APT - Association for Play Therapy
  • Registered Play Therapist


About Samantha:

Samantha graduated from Argosy University in Eagan, MN with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy. She uses an attachment and systemic approach and desires to help clients navigate through life’s challenges as well as foster growth within the individual and family. She believes that the client is the expert of their life and should direct the therapy process. Samantha recognizes that collaboration is vital in the therapy process in order to create a space for the client to explore their past, identify current roadblocks, and work toward overcoming those roadblocks on their healing journey.

Samantha works with adults, children, adolescents, and their families. She specializes in experiential play therapy, emotional and behavior problems, parenting skills training, attachment related issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, and recovery from physical, emotional, sexual, and verbal abuse.



  • Somatic Experiencing Modules 1-6
  • Trauma Resource Model Level 1 trained

High Conflict:

  • Managing the Pitfalls and Dilemmas in Treating Children and Families Experiencing High Conflict
  • Intractable Issues in Child Custody Cases
  • Play Therapy & High Conflict Divorce Custody Cases

Play Therapy:

  • Honoring the Story – Experiential Play therapy
  • Filial Play therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Theraplay - Level One