Sam Shaffer, Ph.D.

Psychotherapy & Career Counseling

Education & Experience


Sam Shaffer, Ph.D.
has over thirty-five years’ experience in individual psychotherapy and couples counseling.  For the past twenty years, he has also provided career guidance and vocational assessment.

Dr. Shaffer has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.  He also has an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Shaffer is licensed to practice psychology and clinical mental health counseling in New Mexico.  He is a National Certified Counselor.  He holds diplomate specialty certifications in geriatric counseling and integrated behavioral health care counseling.  He is a past president of the New Mexico Counseling Association.

Dr. Shaffer’s research interests include human development, intimate relationships, vocational motivation, and growth-oriented psychotherapy. 
As an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, Dr. Shaffer conducts continuing education workshops for mental health professionals.  These workshops cover life transitions, psychotherapy, professional ethics, and other subjects related to counseling psychology.




    Call (505) 982-7434 for more information or an appointment.
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