Samantha Dunning, CAADC, DP-S, LMSW


Education & credentials

● M.A. Clinical Social Work, Madonna University
● Fully Licensed Social Worker, State of Michigan


An environment where you feel safe and supported to learn and grow is a key component of therapy. I believe this kind of environment and a strong therapeutic relationship will help you on your journey to identify your goals and empower you to work toward the life you want to be living.

Personal Statement

I utilize a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and person-centered approach to therapy that emphasizes your goals and helps you clarify next steps toward achieving them. I have worked in the field of substance abuse for the past 3 years where I have worked with individuals on a variety of concerns ranging from mental health and trauma to relationships, life transitions, and coping with life’s stressors. I believe that we are all capable of living up to our full potential, and we all need support sometimes as we navigate the ups and downs of life. It takes a lot of strength to take the step to begin therapy and I would be honored to walk alongside you on this part of your journey.

Special Interests

  • Attachment-Based
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based

Schedule & Appointments

If you're interested in scheduling a new client appointment with Samantha Dunning, call 810-494-7180