Sam Shump

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

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(616) 344-5295 Website

Sam Shump

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC


Location

Offers online therapy

Counseling Center of West Michigan
3800 Lake Michigan Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
(616) 344-5295

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Announcement icon My services are teletherapy only and are completed via video. In the case that video is not an option, audio only sessions can be utilized.
** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ** I believe that you are the master of your own life, and I believe that therapy is a joint process that we can navigate together. I am not here to judge you or tell you how you should be living. I am here to help you develop the tools and understanding needed to create the life you want and meet your long and short term goals. My focus is centered around the LGBTQ+ community, but also specialize in working with women's issues, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and depression. I have worked in crisis intervention and have experience with treating substance use disorders.
I use a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and person centered modalities to provide individual counseling to adults (18+) who are looking for a change in their life, looking to better understand how to cope, or looking to go through their process of healing and/or recovery.
I am not just a counselor, but also a peer. I am part of the LGBTQ+ community, and have struggled with an anxiety disorder and bouts of depressive symptoms throughout my life. I hope that my experiences can better help me to understand yours and allow me to be a positive asset to you in your journey to grow and heal. I am Kink aware and Poly Affirming!
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“Thank you for being here I'm Sam. No one has all of the answers & that's okay, let's work together to explore your journey & meet your goals”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $55 - $225
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ASR Health Benefits
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Federal
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cofinity | First Health
  • Humana
  • McLaren
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Optum
  • Priority Health
  • Sisco
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
No insurance - intake : $112.50, Session - $90/hr, $80/45 min, $55/half hr. No shows - $50 fee. Not taking Medicaid insurances at this time.
Email me or call (616) 344-5295 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • License: Michigan / 6401014857
  • School: Spring Arbor University
  • Year Graduated: 2015

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Western Michigan University / Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Location

Counseling Center of West Michigan
3800 Lake Michigan Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
(616) 344-5295
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Women's Issues
  • Transgender
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Professional Connections

Sam and I have known each other for years, both as friends and colleagues. Sam is a compassionate professional who uses CBT and solution-focused modalities with her clients. She is a member of the LGBTQ+ community herself and specializes in working with other members of the LGBTQ+ community.

I have had the honor of working alongside Sam over the last several years in various capacities including crisis work and private practice. She has consistently remained approachable, empathetic, and insightful to everyone who needs a listening ear. If you are looking for someone to walk with you and support you during these trying times, then absolutely approach her.
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Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021
Sam Shump, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grand Rapids

Sam Shump

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC