Denisha Smith

(MS, LMHC)
Therapist Denisha Smith Photo

About Me

Welcome!
Starting as a peer mediator in 5th grade, the people around me saw something greater in me.

I am now a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with over 7 years of experience working with client's from infants to late adulthood. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting problems. I have helped many people who have experienced trauma or emotional abuse, and am also adoption competent.

Coupled with CBT, my approach tends to be person centered and solution focused. I am considered an eclectic counselor as I tend to use different techniques and modalities; play is one of my favorites. As standard a practice, I believe you can change as long as you're willing to put in the work! I meet you where you are, move at your pace, and help work to destigmatize you of any labels. Then, we can move in the direction of positive growth.

Counseling only works if you do! It takes courage to seek more for yourself and to take steps towards change. It’s my pleasure to help you find your missing peace. I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH18937 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Denisha is amazing! She takes the time to really listen and hear me while digging deep to help me figure out what the right answers for me are.

Written by J.A. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Denisha is amazing. She’s supportive and her expertise is extremely helpful. She helps me to become a better person by removing layers of doubts and insecurities that have built up over the years. She’s caring and yet pushes me out of my comfort zone which I need. I highly recommend her !

Written by F.E. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Denisha goes out of her way to make me feel safe and important. She is everything I need dealing with the lose of my 17 year soulmate and king, my quitting my job to care for him now he gone, helping my daughter's with losing their dad and me smiply feeling nothing, weak, inadequate. She's a blessing.

Written by A.H. on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I look forward to our sessions as each session helps me understand my sense of being.

Written by V.I. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Shes very nice and listens well and will cheer you up when you feel hopeless:)

Written by S.C. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

We are two weeks in, and I’m a big Denisha fan. She is direct, honest, and well equipped. I’m hopeful she can equip me with what I’m facing.

Written by L.A. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Denisha has been a HUGE blessing in my life. I have had many, many counselors in the past, but I feel like even in the short time I've been with her, I feel more connected to her than any of the others. Because of that, coupled with her expertise in counseling (and I would say GIFT), I've found our work to be so much more effective than therapists I've had in the past. I usually feel like with counseling, there's always a smokescreen between me and the therapist. But not with Denisha. She is so real with you, and it feels like she is your friend, yet you're getting her expert counseling that will change your life. ;) She wastes no time and she knows where to go. She knows what to work on and assigns the most effective homework every week. I'm so happy that I get to work with her. Thank you Denisha! <3

Written by E.R. on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Denise’s is very competent and focused. She helps me dissect my issues and look at them from an others point of view. I have been able to place causes to issues and focus on what is most important.

Written by A.S. on Jun 26, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Denisha has been a great resource and person to talk to. We would highly recommend her!

Written by G.R. on Jun 20, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Denisha has been helping now since a few weeks and I am extremely satisfied of the time spent with her.
She has very good advise and really help me going through a difficult moment in my life. Thank you Denisha...

Written by J.U. on Jun 19, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Denisha is an amazing counsellor. She has a positive energy and I leave every session feeling more relieved and ready to face my issues.

Written by M.O. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Denisha makes me feel very comfortable talking to her. I had never done any sort of counselling before this and she has made the experience enjoyable and even fun. I both laugh and cry in our session and always finish them feeling better. I feel very lucky to have been matched with Denisha and I look forward to our video sessions every week. She also checks in throughout the week to see how I’m doing and is very caring. She is the best!

Written by T.A. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

the greatest therapy counselor that i ever try. she can understand me well and find solutions suitable for my case.
i recommend for who has study issue or confidence issue. and she can understand what you need and how you succeed.
i got high marks in college and feel full confidence to do whatever i want in my study without fear.

Written by A.K. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Denisha has been such a wonderful counselor. She takes the time to listen to me, offers great advice and has already helped me with coping skills to work on!

Written by D.O. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

So far we have only had one session. We have another set for tomorrow. I feel comfortable. She is engaging, and intrested in my help.

Written by G.R. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Denisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

She’s amazing!