Biography

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.

Degrees and Credentials
  • License: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
  • Additional Credentials: Certified Advanced Addictions and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
Specialties and Expertise
  • Immigration Advocacy, Trauma, Families and Individuals, Substance Abuse, Play Therapy
  • Hardship Wavier Evaluations for Immigration Court
Languages Spoken
  • English, Spanish
Therapist or Peer Support
Therapist
Insurance Accepted

Molina, Meridian, Priority Health, McLaren, ASR, BCN, BCBS, and more

Preferred Gender Pronouns

(she/her/hers)

Contact Details
  • (231) 722-7980
  • angelita@servicesofhopecounseling.com
Accepted Payment Methods
  • Cash, Credit, Other, Insurance, HSA, FSA