19 Jul Spotlight: Samantha Hancock M.A., BCBA
Samantha Hancock, M.A., BCBA
Clinical Director-Macomb County Clinic
Samantha was born and raised in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a dual major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. To further pursue her passion for the science of behavior, Samantha attended graduate school at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, graduating in 2012 with a Master’s of Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2014.
Samantha has been with Gateway since July 2015 and is currently the Clinical Director for the Macomb County location. Samantha began her career in Georgia and worked for a school district as a Behavioral Specialist and Special Education Supervisor for six years. During this time, she provided support and continued education in behavior analysis to educators, parents, and students with special needs.
In her personal life, Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and extended family. Together they enjoy time outdoors, especially the sunshine. Samantha’s favorite part about working at Gateway is the collaborative team approach to all clients. Samantha says, ”It is very important for parents, caregivers, outside therapists, teachers, and everyone involved to have input on the treatment plan, as well as the training to help to further facilitate skill development. It is a great feeling when teams come together and we are able to see the development of skills firsthand!”