Welcome! My name is Gaynell L Smith. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have an innate ability and passion to help others. I have had the opportunity to work with a very diverse population. I believe that each person is uniquely different. I value each client's uniqueness, build and acknowledge his or her own unique struggles, and strengths as I work to facilitate the client into finding answers that will yield positive change through healing and personal growth. My approach to counseling begins with establishing a supportive and collaborative therapist-client relationship by creating a warm, caring, and nonjudgmental space utilizing a mix of counseling modalities to include solution focused, client- centered, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and life challenges. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 84291