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

Rockford Campus

65 S. Main St Lower Level Suite A

Rockford, MI 49341

(616) 805-3660

Main Campus

360 East Beltline Ave Ne Suite 100

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

(616) 805-3660

Grandville Campus

4175 Parkway Place Suite 104

Grandville, MI 49418

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Downtown Campus

233 Fulton St E Suite 526 Masonic Center

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 805-3660

Grand Haven Campus

600 S. Beacon BLVD Suite A2

Grand Haven, MI 49417

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