Dianne Smith, LMFT
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed since 1981 and blessed in my journey to have been trusted enough to help others grow in their lives. I am a get to work type person and can be pretty direct in my approach in a what I hope is also a kind, understanding and caring approach. I believe in education, because knowledge is power and learning new skills to manage the bumps in the road of life is important. I try to see what might be most helpful for people based on their views and what they believe and their hopes and goals. I am well trained in trauma informed treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems and dialectical therapy. I believe those approaches provide both skills and understanding to help a person move forward when they seem to be stuck, which truly happens to us all. I look forward to seeing how we can partner to unstick you and help you move forward in this journey called life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Control Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ID LMFT LMFT-5489
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dianne Smith. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Dianne is honestly so great! You can tell she cares and she tries really hard to make times work for you. I appreciate her a lot
Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Dianne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue
Dianne has added value to my life. She listens, contributes, and give great advice.
Written on Apr 30, 2023 after therapy with Dianne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Dianne helped me so much! She was non-judgemental, honest, and gave great recommendations and tools to get me where I wanted to go. 10 out of 10 for engagement and efficiency!
Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Dianne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
I have really enjoyed what Diane has to offer me and she puts things into perspective and gives me ways of how to cope and ideas that I would never have thought of about where all these feelings come from and what’s going on,
she is very experienced and very caring and seems genuinely interested in my mental health. I appreciate her very much.
Written on Feb 11, 2023 after therapy with Dianne for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Dianne has been helpful in helping me change my daily perspectives into positive ones. She also helped pinpoint a diagnosis for me. Once I was able to pinpoint my mental health issues I'm able to have the tools to help heal.
Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Dianne for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
I haven’t had a session with her yet but she reached out to tex me right away. She seems kind.
Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Dianne for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes