Michael Goldsmith

(LMSW, CCTP-II)
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About Me

I'm a clinical social worker by trade and current Regional Coordinator of Mental Health Services for a large mobile practice in Michigan. I'm also recognized as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified Complex Trauma Professional by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I began my human services career in 2002 when I served on a Public Safety Dept. in Northern Michigan. I later obtained my Masters Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University and have since worked in various mental health roles including medical social worker, Clinical Crisis and Trauma Management, Social Work Director, owner of West Michigan Support and Consultation, Regional Coordinator and as an educator for various institutions throughout Michigan. I've also been a guest educator for the Health Care Association of Michigan, NADONA, Leading Age, WHCA/WiCAL and the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization. I use a person centered approached that identifies and utilized a clients strengths to best navigate the complexities that they're experiencing. Partnering with the individual that I'm working with is one of my top priorities. I'm a present focused and mindfulness based practitioner who utilizes various modalities, including but not limited to, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and aspects Sensorimotor psychotherapy.


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801090255 (Expires: 2023-04-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Sep 20, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Michael is by far the most experienced, knowledgeable, and understanding therapist I've ever had. I look forward to every session with him and feel totally comfortable being completely open and honest with him. He supports me, but also encourages me to be mindful and question my motivations for doing things. I also really like that he educates me on my mental health. Overall, I'm really grateful that I was matched with him and I would 100% recommend him to anyone.