Samuel Hobbs, LMSW

Samuel Hobbs, LMSW Verified by GLPG


  • School:
    Wayne State University
  • Degree:
    Master of Social Work


  • English

Summon the bravery to create a life that brings more contentment and connection.  The Knights of the Roundtable set off on their quest entering the forest where each knight thought the woods appeared the darkest. Myths are filled with tales of valuable things being found where heroes fear to look.  Therapy can include confronting the past, building the future, or mindfully existing in the present moment.  It may involve analysis, learning, and skills building.  It will require honesty, perseverance, and bravery.  I am your helper and advocate in examining mental health, substance abuse, and relationship issues.

The bad news is that wishful thinking will never bring about the change you need.  No one is coming to rescue you.  Summoning virtue is the only way forward to find meaning and purpose in hardship.  We will set measurable goals and proceed with a singular focus on finding solutions.

Clients often say they feel accepted and heard when they start therapy with me.  The goal is to build trust so we can summon the courage to tackle important topics.  We will talk about deep, analytical topics, explore new ideas about the brain, and seek to find purpose and meaning along the way.  I have developed a telehealth method including videos, multi-media presentations, and bridging the telehealth technology distance.  I offer face-to-face sessions in Traverse City.  I have over 20 years of experience as a social worker across urban, suburban, and rural regions of Michigan.  I have felt blessed to have been able to work with people from so many different places, ages, and lifestyles.  I’m not a miracle worker, but I am a hard worker.

I am a lifetime resident of Michigan growing up in the rural Thumb region before moving to Detroit for graduate school (Wayne State University, 2003, Master of Social Work), starting a family, and the first half of my clinical career.  Now, I live and work in Traverse City where my focus is dominated by my gray and white cat Simo, outdoor activities with my wife, and raising sons.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cofinity
  • McLaren
  • UBH
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • Addiction
  • ADHD (Adults)
  • ADHD (Kids)
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Internet Addiction
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Psychosis / Schizophrenia
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues


  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression

Session Types

  • Couples
  • Family Therapy with Kids
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (14 to 19) Adolescents / Teenagers
  • (20 to 64) Adults
  • (65+) Elders

Types of Therapy

  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Jungian
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Trauma Focused