More about Sam…

Sam Healy is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, youth and families as a family therapist/coach, social worker, consultant, and director. Sam consults for many schools, youth programs and mental health agencies on youth development, social emotional competencies, character strengths and the Nurtured Heart Approach. The Nurtured Heart Approach™ (NHA) is an internationally acclaimed social emotional curriculum developed for building relationships in which students are intrinsically motivated both academically and pro-socially. It is an easy to learn common sense approach that is built upon relationship and the simple premise that the behaviors we give energy to will grow. While there are many similar programs that promote positive discipline, NHA focuses on the use of language as the scaffolding to build up a child’s “inner wealth” through everyday interactions.



  • Academic Underachievement
  • Attention Deficit (ADHD)
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting

Treatment Orientation:

  • Coaching
  • Family Systems
  • Positive Psychology
  • Family / Marital
  • Nurtured Heart Approach


  • Family