Angela Iacoboni

For appointment, contact: 616-414-0912

Born and raised in the Detroit area, I made the official move to the west side while attending college at GVSU, where I earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work. After graduating, I purposed to land in the professional space where creativity + child advocacy uniquely collide into one of the most rewarding careers there is: Clinical Social Work.

Prior to launching Iacoboni Counseling in 2018, I worked as a clinical therapist at a non-profit agency in Grand Rapids, where I served as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing trauma-based interventions for victims of child sexual abuse and their families. Several years later, I joined a local group practice, where I offered clinical therapy services to children, teens, and families going through a variety of challenges.

What to expect:

Coming alongside a child through life’s most trying moments, and partnering with them to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals is a sacred calling, and my true privilege. My development in this field has been shaped by 13+ years of clinical experience; fostered by the wisdom of key colleagues and peers; informed by my faith; and inspired by the authenticity of my clients. I enjoy creating an environment wherein children feel seen, heard, and understood, and working with them to:

  • understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behavior
  • differentiate various feeling states and effectively regulate emotions
  • develop healthy coping habits
  • challenge and replace distorted thinking patterns
  • confront and conquer the core fears that keep them “stuck”
  • process trauma
  • improve key relationships
  • practice respectful, assertive, effective communication skills
  • implement interpersonal boundaries
  • become more self-aware
  • increase empathy
  • build self esteem

With emphasis on a child-centered, prescriptive approach to treatment, clients can expect to experience both directive and non- directive counseling sessions that are thoughtful, creative, and engaging. Modalities of treatment utilized include (but are not limited to) expressive sand-tray therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interventions rooted in play and art-based therapies. Additionally, my role is often to bridge the gap in understanding and communication between a child and their caretaker(s). Therefore, facilitating joint sessions between two family members, or hosting an entire family for a group session may be recommended during the course of treatment.


Bachelor of Social Work - Grand Valley State University
Master of Social Work - Grand Valley State University
Clinical Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Michigan.