& Workshop Presenter


Transcultural Clinical Services offers culturally sensitive treatment in English, Spanish, or French to a diverse clientele.

  • Do you want to feel better?
  • Want to improve your communication with friends and family?
  • Need help understanding and changing unhelpful behaviors?

If the answer is yes, Transcultural Clinical Services is designed to help you achieve your goals in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere.

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, specializing in:

  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment issues
  • Cross-cultural issues
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Human Trafficking
  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stress management
  • Transition concerns
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Issues

I strive to tailor my approach to your individual needs so that you can achieve healing and a better quality of life.

I am a multilingual psychotherapist who specializes in providing culturally sensitive treatment to a diverse clientele.

With 20 years at agencies such as the Montgomery County Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program, the DC Commission on Mental Health, and the National Center for Children and Families, I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, and victimization. I am particularly interested in working with clients to heal from physical and sexual trauma as well as addressing issues of disempowerment, cultural adjustment, and life transitions.

I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and EMDR Therapist. My interactive approach also involves providing support and practical feedback.

  • LCSW-C and LICSW
  • Multilingual Therapist (English, Español and Français)
  • Consultations for Clinicians
  • Somatic Experiencing Trauma and Mindfulness Practitioner
  • EMDR Trained Therapist
  • PACT Trained – Couples Therapist
  • Highly sought-after workshop presenter and conference speaker
  • EMDR International Association
    Washington, DC
    EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Training
  • Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
    Niwot, CO
    Three-Year Certificate Program in Somatic Experiencing
  • Washington School of Psychiatry
    Washington, DC
    Two-Year Clinical Certificate Program in Clinical Psychotherapy Practice
  • University of Maryland at Baltimore
    Baltimore, MD
    Masters of Art in Social Work, LCSW-C
  • Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN,
    Masters of Arts in Spanish
  • Middlebury College
    Middlebury, VT
    Graduate work in French
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
    St. Mary’s City, MD
    Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Literature (French and Spanish)
  • Contract Trauma Therapist
    Washington Adventist University
  • Contract Bilingual Trauma Therapist
    Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services
  • Psychotherapist in Private Practice
  • Psychotherapist II
    Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program, Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services
  • Therapist
    DC Commission on Mental Health/Multicultural Program
  • Parent Educator
    National Center for Children and Families
  • Senior Program Officer/Project Director
    The Phelps Stokes Fund
  • Program Officer
    Central American & Caribbean Program, Georgetown University
  • Foreign Affairs Analyst
    Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division, Library of Congress
  • Congressional Black Caucus Fellow
    Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs and the Office of the Chair, George W. Crockett
  • Research Associate and Assistant Editor
    Council on Hemispheric Affairs
Culture is like the air we breathe — it really shapes everything; it permeates all life. Culture shapes the way we get sick, the way we interpret our distress, the way we think we’re going to heal, the way we see our healers.
Lillian Comas-Díaz
Liberation Psychology: Theory, Method, Practice and Social Justice
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Meet Your Therapist

with Dr. Thema Bryant

@ American Psychological Association

Treating Trauma

Presenting: Intercultural Counseling Connection

Doing What I Love

Biking on the National Mall, Washington, DC

APA 2023 Convention

Walter E. Washington DC Convention Center


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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTSConferences & Webinars

If you need a speaker, presenter, seminar leader, or trainer for your upcoming conference, webinar, or event, I offer group training for client-serving organizations and professional associations.

[Jacqueline’s] fluency in French and Spanish, and experience in and knowledge of cultures who speak them, make her accessible to those who need to be heard and related to in their primary language. ~ Margaret Crockett, LCSW-C, SEP, ISP DARe​

Licensed Mental Health Therapist Jacqueline Samuda is a black woman with short natural black and gray hair, dark brown skin, brown eyes, red lipstick. She is wearing a Jamaican dress with turquoise, mustard, brown and white design. She is sitting on a brown sofa with mustard color pillows.

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