Samantha Gonzalez, LMSW

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

 

Hi, my name is Samantha Gonzalez or Mrs. Sam to the kiddos.

 

My 8+ years of clinical experience has been working with children and families in a variety of settings (school, in-home, crisis work, Outpatient, and group therapy). I am open to working with any population, but kids are my specialty (ages 5-18). I also specialize in trauma therapy (TFCBT) with kids and families.

You will find that I am a very genuine, down-to-earth clinician, and that I relate very well to youth. The key to success in therapy is 15% therapy techniques, 15% client expectation, 30% strength of the client and therapist relationship, and 40% client personal determination and strengths. Together, we work to get you to a place where you feel at peace and confident enough to take on life's ups and downs.

And remember.. "Your track record of surviving bad days is 100%"

See below for more detailed information on my background, therapies used, and areas of practice focus:

  • I received my Bachelor's in Social Work from Northern Michigan University, and my Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). I am an LMSW- Licensed Masters in Social Work.

  • I utilize many therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Strengths-Based, Play therapy, and Psychoeducational.

  • My practice focus areas include but are not limited to: anxiety, attention deficit disorder (ADD, formerly known as ADHD), grief, abuse, domestic violence, LGBTQ, healthy relationships, mood disorders, parenting, PTSD, stress management, anger management, suicide and self-harm, bullying, self-esteem, communication, and depression.  

 

Looking forward to meeting you!

-Sam

Misty Slopes

Come as you are. Counseling Center of West Michigan does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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