Samantha Kinkaid is a community psychologist and certified yoga therapist. She has worked in somatic and mindfulness-based therapies with traumatized and high risk populations for over 12 years. Throughout this time she has been developing successful programs for inner-city high-risk teens, youth with autism, social and sensory challenges, and individuals of all ages who have experienced trauma.
Her work has been featured in Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, India West, Nexus, Origin, Mantra, Yoga Therapy Today, and a number of local Southern California publications. She has also spoken on many panels discussing prevention strategies and multi-level healing aspects of human trafficking.
Currently pursuing her PhD in Psychology, Samantha Kinkaid is focused on the health and healing of survivors of trafficking and abuse, as well as counter-trafficking initiatives rooted in education and environmental sustainability factors. Samantha Kinkaid speaks and leads workshops, trainings, and retreats internationally for all ages, as well as advises NGOs, CBOs, and a range of professionals who work with vulnerable populations.