Amanda Smith

LLMSW, CAADC, CCS

Amanda Smith

LLMSW, CAADC, CCS

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Drug and Alcohol Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Kate Smaller, PhD, LCSW, M.Ed.
Primary Credential: Limited Licensed Master Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Up to $130session. Free 15-minute consultation!
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

15 Ionia Avenue Southwest
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
45 Blue Star Hwy
Douglas, Michigan 49406

My Approach to Helping

As a therapist with 14+ years of experience, in addition to experiences of my own, I have learned that life has a way of coming at us in the most unpredictable, unimaginable ways. As such, it makes the most "put-together-person" crumble. It happens to most of us and that's what makes us human. We make mistakes, we fall down, we get hurt, life is messy, and it gets to be too much and is seemingly unmanageable for us. With some help, we will go through the process of rebuilding, stand back up, and then become stronger than we were before.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, scared, angry, confused, alone, helpless, worthless, stressed, lost, sad.... you've come to the right place. I value meeting clients where they are at and then moving forward. I believe in providing support and direction to clients that lead them to self-discovery and empowerment. I strive to be a positive influence in your life to create a strong relationship while building trust and providing encouragement when facing life’s challenges along with you.

What are you waiting for? The perfect time or opportunity? That time is now. Take that next step and reach out! I'll be waiting on the other side to take those next steps with you. Until then, take care!

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to shine a light that will help to guide you through the darkness of life's uncertainties. To provide you with a safe and comfortable place to unwind and sort through life. My role is to support you in finding balance in your life while encouraging growth and positive change for your future self.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Mediation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Education
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Shame
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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