Dr. Samantha Munson, PhD


Mental & Emotional Health (Adjustment, Stress, Anxiety, Health Psychology, Holistic Therapy, and Personal Growth), Pain Management (Chronic Pain), Yoga




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Dr. Samantha Munson is a licensed psychologist and founder of Grow True Psychology, a private practice based in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Munson specializes in helping individuals and couples thrive during periods of adjustment and change. She is dedicated to helping others enhance their relationships with themselves and others, adaptively manage anxiety and stress, and pursue personal growth and meaningful engagement with life. Using a positive, holistic therapeutic style, she believes that there is opportunity to equally nurture our minds, bodies, and spirits in the pursuit of optimal living. Dr. Munson’s integrative holistic approach combines mindfulness, cognitive-behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and other scientifically-supported interventions that can help decrease pain, suffering, stress, and anxiety while increasing distress tolerance, positive emotions, and life satisfaction.

Dr. Munson has a Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology and Master’s Degree in Counseling from Washington State University. She currently serves on the board for the Southern California Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science as a Member at Large, with a focus on Diversity and Equity Inclusion. Dr. Munson has provided high-quality care to individuals and couples in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, and counseling centers. Dr. Munson is ready to competently treat numerous types of concerns, including anxiety, mood, and adjustment disorders. She additionally has specialized experience in the areas of health psychology, psychology-oncology, and chronic pain management.
In her spare time, Dr. Munson loves being active and outdoors, traveling, exploring new places, and spending time with friends and family. She is involved in her community and prioritizes holistic wellness.

Therapy appointments at Grow True Psychology with Dr. Munson are offered both online and in-person at wellpeople in Brentwood. Informational phone consultations are available prior to scheduling a first appointment to see if Grow True may be right for your needs. The button below will lead you to the Grow True Psychology website where you will find contact and practice information. Dr. Munson looks forward to connecting!

*Dr. Munson is the founder of Grow True Psychology. She shares a space with wellpeople but is an independently practicing psychologist. Dr. Munson maintains her own client care and records. No client information is shared with others at wellpeople without written consent of the client.

“I've known Dr. Munson as a colleague since 2017. When choosing a therapist, finding someone competent, ethical, reliable, compassionate, genuine, and understanding is the goal; and these are the traits exemplified in Dr. Munson. She has taught me so much about self-compassion. The lessons and words she’s spoken into my life bring me peace and health. On top of it all, she knows her stuff -- so you can expect professionalism, reliability, and competence with every interaction.

The wisest and most grounded of people, Dr. Munson’s voice rings clear through muddled circumstances, thoughts, and feelings. If you are looking for someone who can walk with you through difficult or trying times, look no further.”

Shaina Smith, PhD / Licensed Clinical Psychologist 

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