Stephanie Samph, PhD

Dr. Stephanie Samph is a licensed clinical psychologist at Home Base, providing care in the ICP and outpatient clinic.  Prior to joining the team at Home Base, Dr. Samph was a staff psychologist in the PTSD Clinic at VA San Diego and an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego.  She is passionate about working with and providing quality care to Veterans and their families.  Dr. Samph completed her undergraduate studies at Boston University and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University. She completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at VA San Diego specializing in the treatment of PTSD and anxiety and depressive disorders in an integrated primary care setting.

Dr. Samph specializes in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, as well as co-occurring substance use, mood, anxiety, and sleep disorders. She is trained in Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, among other therapy modalities.  Her research interests include treatments for PTSD and chronic pain, along with empirically supported assessments and classification systems for mental disorders. In her free time, Dr. Samph enjoys traveling, hiking, running, reading, getting hooked on a good podcast, and spending time with her family and dog.  She is always on the hunt for the best burritos and tacos on the East Coast.