Kimberly Samuels, PhD, PMH-C, assistant professor in the Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is a licensed psychologist certified in Perinatal Mental Health.  She specializes in providing psychological services to pregnant and postpartum women who are experiencing mood and anxiety symptoms.  She also works with women struggling with fertility concerns and who have experienced pregnancy loss or pregnancy trauma.

Samuels has clinical experience working with patients in the outpatient, residential, correctional, school (children and university populations), and inpatient settings. Her clinical interests include women’s health, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Samuels is also skilled in family counseling, psychological assessment, and crisis intervention. She has worked with clients of all ages/developmental stages and currently provides evidence-based psychological services at the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic located in the Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building (BBSB) and through the UTPhysicians OB/GYN outpatient clinics.

Samuels was trained with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy, but also relies heavily on Interpersonal Psychotherapy techniques, as well as relational-cultural and insight-oriented methods in session. She values strong therapeutic rapport, treatment flexibility, and focusing on client goals and strengths in her practice to facilitate patient growth and behavioral changes.

Samuels serves on The Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Psychiatry Inclusion Council and The Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Psychology Interns Committee.

Samuels received her PHD in Counseling Psychology from Oklahoma State University and completed her clinical internship through the Texas Department of Juvenile Justice.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and learning about new cultures.


Doctoral Degree
Oklahoma State University

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Addiction
  • Adult General Psychiatry
  • Adolescent General Psychiatry
  • Anxiety/OCD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Psychological Assessment
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Trauma