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Angel J. Foster, MSW, LMSW

Senior Clinical Social Worker

Degree:  Master's Degree in Social Work

Mental Health License:   Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:   Michigan State University

Age Groups Served:   Adolescents through Adults

Therapy Types:   Individual and Family Therapy

Treatment Types:  

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Systems Analysis of Psychotherapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Emotional Awareness & Expression Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Pain Reprocessing Therapy

  • Parent Management Training

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

Professional Information:

Angel approaches therapy as a change-oriented process by practicing a personal growth model focused on client needs and emphasizing client strengths in a supportive and compassionate environment. She uses cognitive behavior therapies integrated with mindfulness and holistic approaches to support clients in reaching their goals and potentials as they see them. Angel's specialized knowledge lies in treating substance abuse, chronic pain, and trauma. She incorporates approaches that explore the overlap of these experiences. Angel is dedicated to the chronic pain treatment team within Partners in Change. She sees clients processing chronic pain both individually and, in a group, setting through a 9 session group therapy for chronic pain. Angel also works with individuals reintegrating into the community post-incarceration as well as provides individual and group substance abuse therapy with currently incarcerated populations. Angel currently serves as co-chair for the National Association of Social Workers-Michigan Chapter Political Action for Candidate Election Committee and as a member on the NASW Michigan Criminal Legal Workgroup. Prior to working for Partners in Change, Angel worked with community members to establish the non-profit Isabella County Restoration House- an organization operating a rotating homeless shelter in Mt. Pleasant. While in graduate school, Angel received both the MSU School of Social Work Advocacy Scholarship and the MSU Student Achievement and Commitment Scholarship for her advocacy efforts and achievements.    

Personal Information:

Outside of work, Angel enjoys pursuing social justice, snowboarding, yoga, anything outdoors, and most of all- spending time with her husband, their 3 children, and dog LuLu.  

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