Elaine Smith

(NCC, LCPC, CCTP)

About Me

The best way to describe me as a therapist and as a person is unconventional. My approach to therapy begins with positivity, mindfulness, humor, being an active listener, and helping each person develop goals specific for them. I also incorporate an integrated approach by treating the mind, body, and soul. My clinical skills are rooted in CBT, Gestalt, Psycho-dynamic, and motivational interviewing. I foster a safe, respectful, and caring environment for anyone interested in therapy. I am motivated to provide a space to explore the strength and resilience within themselves. Being a therapist has been the best decision I have ever made in my life. I have the chance to help anyone interested in taking steps to be a better person. My passion comes from seeing a person take control of his or her life. This can be a difficult journey if taken alone. Especially when you come to realize you are ready for a change.



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Dissociation , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180.009825 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s super nice and friendly! Paces stuff amazingly!

Written by M.E. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Elaine has been very helpful in helping me to see the root of my issues from a different perspective and I can’t wait to continue counseling to face these deeply rooted issues and have healing in my life.