Samuel Landa, M.A.
Professional Development Portfolio
Welcome to my portfolio! This is a page where I select and reflect elements from my education that represents significant milestones indicative of my development as a counselor leader.
MOST RECENT EPISODES
I have been teaching all my life. From teaching class for kids/teens, to Sunday School for adolescents and college students, to running my own classroom, to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level - God has made it abundantly clear that the gifts He has given me are oriented towards teaching and education.
Additionally, other skills He has given me also align with the field of counseling. This is my second passion. I love being able to extend and practice compassion in my counseling journey with my clients. Interestingly, compassion means “to suffer with”, which is exactly what I aim to do in my counseling practice.
My heart is anchored towards helping people find hope and meaning during their suffering. When people are suffering, they will often shift towards seeking isolation and independence or connection and interdependence. My mission is to move them towards the latter.
My experience in counseling, teaching and podcasting has led me to pursue learning God’s Word as much as possible to be able to apply biblical principles to my approaches in counseling, teaching and podcasting.
Ultimately, my goal is draw people closer to Jesus as they walk through life. I want to have compassion, which means to “suffer with”, with others as they walk through life while also provide biblical truth that will be both encouraging and comforting.