Dalyn Pacheco-Smith

(LMFT)
Therapist Dalyn Pacheco-Smith Photo

About Me

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Michigan with 5 years of experience working with diverse populations. I have worked with clients struggling with a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, trauma, depression, low self-esteem, relationship struggles, career struggles, difficulties with their sense of self, existential concerns, and adjustments to life events or transitions.
My style and approach to therapy is collaborative, attentive and empathetic. I focus on the client’s strengths and highlight those strengths to address client’s concerns and or struggles. I approach therapy from a client centered perspective. In other words, I am not the expert on you, however I will do my best in helping you facilitate, participate and challenge yourself on your journey to growth, healing, and change. Concrete, reachable goals, time and space that is for you and unconditional positive regard, I believe are pillars of therapy that create a therapeutic environment with you (the client) in mind. Therapy is not easy. Therapy can be euphoric one session and heavy the next, but ultimately restorative and fulfilling. If you are committed to your personal well-being and want someone to support and guide with you, I am here and ready when you are. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #4101007018 (Expires: 2023-12-02)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Dalyn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and self esteem

He is fantastic!

Written by S.H. on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Dalyn for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

This is my first time doing any type of therapy, and I was nervous to start. I feel very comfortable talking to Dayln and am grateful for his help.

Written by C.H. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Dalyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dalyn is an incredible listener. I truly appreciate the insights he brings to my issues as I'm talking. He's very thoughtful as I speak and is clearly engaged with ways to help me.

Thanks!

Written by G.A. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Dalyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dalyn helped me feel stronger after one phone call, he showed me that he is here to coach me through my struggles!

Written by J.E. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Dalyn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dalyn is an outstanding listener and a great therapist.

Written by L.A. on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Dalyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I've tried a few different therapists on BetterHelp and Dalyn was by far the best match for me. He is very thoughtful, kind, and calming and is always respectful even when discussing topics that are embarrassing or anxiety-provoking for me. I really appreciate the way he takes the time to think about what I've said and reframe or summarize the issue I raised in a different way to help me think through different aspects of the issue and how/why I feel the way I do about it. I've had an overall great experience with him so far and I look forward to continuing to discuss issues with him.

Written by P.O. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Dalyn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I have completed several weeks with Dalyn and so grateful for his help. He always had my best interest in mind and helped me to arrive with clear thoughts about what I was experiencing in my relationship. I needed to make a difficult decision to end my relationship and it was not a decision that I necessarily saw coming. The focus of our sessions never was should I be in or out of a relationship, it was always about what I was experiencing, how it affected me, what I can do or say about my thoughts and helped me each week to proceed. If I hadn't had Dalyn with me over these last several weeks I truly believe I would be in a much less healthy place mentally. It is not an easy place that I am finding myself- a loss of a partner, but it is a place I feel confident that I was conscience in the process of learning and making decisions that work best for me and for me to feel confident and secure. I highly recommend Betterhelp and Dalyn in particular.

Written by D.E. on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Dalyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dalyn has been a tremendous help on my journey towards self-improvement and understanding. He listens well, asks thought provoking and insightful questions, and above all has a way of “connecting the dots” between thoughts/actions and the reasons why these things occur. Would highly, highly recommend Dalyn!

Written by N.I. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Dalyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dalyn is pleasant to work with. He is patient, attentive, and compassionate. I am learning so much and finding a deeper perspective in my situation.