I am the founder of this practice and am a Licensed Professional Counselor.
I am an NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor), ASDCS (Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist).
In addition, I also have a certificate through SPADA (Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse), I am a MITS (Mentoring Institute Trained Supervisor) and provide clinical supervision to other Licensed Professional Counselors, and I have engaged in specific training related to treatment of anxiety disorders and utilizing mindfulness.
I received my Master's of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University, and my undergraduate was at Western Michigan University, where I received a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology.
My focus and passion is centered primarily around the LGBTQIA+ community; however, I work with individuals from all walks of life regardless of whether or not they consider themselves part of this community.
While I enjoy working with those in the Kink and non-traditional relationships/ethical non-monogamy, I do not provide couple's or family therapy.
I only work with individual clients who are 18+ years old.
Additionally, I also provide clinical supervision services for LLPCs who are working toward obtaining their full license. If you are seeking a supervisor for your work and would like additional information, you can review my Disclosure statement here. Feel free to contact me to look into scheduling a consultation!
I have personal experience as a someone who has struggled to find my identity within the LGBTQIA+ Community. I presently identify as Asexual, Aromantic, and Agender.
I have struggled with depressive symptoms and an anxiety disorder throughout my life, and was diagnosed later in my life with ADHD and Autism.
I grew up in a Catholic household and attended a Christian college. As a result, I have understanding of Christian and Catholic theology and social norms/expectations. I studied theology in my undergraduate program with particular interest in East Asian Religions. My present belief system is Athiesm. I enjoy the study of theology, and work to better understand religious trauma, and the influence religion plays in a person's experience of cultural and societal norms.
I hope that my experiences aid me in better understanding my clients and allow me to be a positive asset to my clients' journeys to grow and heal.
Communities Sam Works With
Current residents of Michigan only
18+, Adults only
Individuals. I do not provide couples or family counseling
Lesbian and Gay Community
Asexual and Aromantic Communities
Poly and Ethical Non-Monogamy Community
Native American Community
Pacific Islander Community
Non-religious and Athiest Communities
Clinical Areas of Focus
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Health At Every Size approach
Evaluation and Assessment for ADHD
Screening for Mood Disorder
Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Clinical Modalities Used
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Care Network
United Behavioral Health