City and State: Muskegon, Michigan
Preferred Gender Pronouns: (she/her/hers)
Specialties and Expertise: Trauma Across All Ages, Substance Abuse, Play Therapy, Families and Individuals, Hardship Wavier Evaluations for Immigration Court
Degree/ License Type: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Additional Credentials: Certified Advanced Addictions and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Credit, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flex Spending Account, and Insurance; I currently have a grant that allows me to see Spanish-speaking clients in Muskegon County for free.
Insurance Plans: Molina, Meridian, Priority Health, McLaren, ASR, BCN, BCBS, there are more
Angelita Valdez is a Behavioral Health Therapist and the Chief Executive Officer and proud Owner of Servicios de Esperanza, LLC providing bilingual therapy, substance abuse counseling and play therapy to families and children. Her prior work experience includes Community Mental Health Services of Muskegon County, Hackley Community Care, and Muskegon Family Care providing bilingual therapy, substance abuse treatment and school-based mental health services at the Teen Health Center in Muskegon High School.
Angelita has also provided case management services to families at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Grand Rapids, MI along with counseling services to Refugee and Domestic Foster Care children in Lansing, Michigan.
A Michigan State University graduate, Angelita received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with a Chicano/Latino Studies Specialization in 2005 and a Master’s Degree of Social Work in 2006 from the MSU College of Social Science. While Angelita is a Licensed Master Social Worker she also holds specializations as a CAADC- Certified Advanced Addictions and Drug Counselor as the only, Spanish speaking substance abuse counselor in Muskegon County as well as a being the only RPT- Registered Play Therapist, in both Muskegon and Oceana counties. Angelita has a passion for serving children and families and is currently working towards certification as a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT) Specialist.