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Dr. Samuel Allen provides thoughtful advice to Yahoo Life

Samuel Allen, Ph.D.
• November 12, 2021

Making the decision to come out as LGBTQ to family or friends is one of the biggest and most vulnerable steps a queer person can take. And while getting it done in one clean sweep, like when you're all sitting around the table enjoying your favorite holiday feasts, can certainly be tempting... is it really the best idea? 


Samuel Allen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar Fellow

Dr. Allen completed his M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy and his Ph.D. in Family Science at the University of Maryland-College Park, from which he also received a graduate teaching certificate. Dr. Allen provides therapy that is client-centered and grounded in a commitment to social justice.