Jennifer Smith

(LPC)

About Me

Life can be really difficult and we all need a little help at times. I believe that it is possible to work through your trials and I would love to help you along the way. I am experienced in working with people who are having issues such as ADD/ADHD, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, depression, grief and trauma.

I am licensed in Texas and work with children, adolescents and adults. I was blessed with 3 children who all have ADHD and anxiety and therefore have spent many hours researching ways to help them live a happier life and would love to share this information with you. I believe there is always a positive aspect or lesson to be learned in every situation. I look forward to working with you to help you find a way to understand what you are going through and to ease the pain and frustration that may be associated with your current issue or problem.

My counseling style is client centered, non-judgmental and easy going. I am fully accepting of anything you share with me and I want to be sure you feel comfortable and safe in the client-counselor relationship.

Everyone has a story to tell and when you are ready to share yours I will be ready to listen. I look forward to hearing from you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Parenting
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 5

Licensing

LPC #69734 (Expires: 2018-01-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Dec 08, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months depression, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jennifer has been a great help these past weeks and months and has taken me from a place full of doubt to becoming more confident, balanced and happy. Thanks Jennifer!

Written by S.A. on Dec 07, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, and career

My talks with Jen often start with me not knowing what I want to talk about but by the end of each session I’ve learned something new about myself. She has given me advice and tools to help deal with situations well and helped me to resolve a number of arguments and situations.

Written by C.L. on Nov 09, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months relationship, and trauma and abuse

Jennifer has helped me through a bad break up when I knew I needed to seek professional advice from a toxic relationship. She recognized the traits of sociopathic abuse that I didn't necessarily see myself, and was genuinely caring and supportive. I would recommend Jennifer's counseling.

Written by B.R. on Nov 07, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 8 months stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, grief, self esteem, and anger

Amazing and responds quickly!

Written by M.E. on Nov 02, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 9 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, self esteem, career, and bipolar

She is the best! I accidentally clicked disagree on responsiveness but I meant to say very strongly agree! I couldn't have imagined this kind of help would be available. Jennifer is simply amazing, and she is always there.

Written by G.A. on Nov 02, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

I have corresponded with Jennifer now for a couple of weeks. She is very timely on her responses and understands the major points to question me about. I like it better than typical therapist since I have time to go over what I would like to ask and review what Jennifer and responded to me about.

Written by W.O. on Oct 08, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 7 months self esteem, and career

I am a returning customer. I enjoy talking to Jennifer, as she asks the right questions, does not judge, and helps me to understand what happened, why it happened, how to fix it, avoid it, and live with it. Jennifer, thank you.

Written by K.E. on Sep 23, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

I started working with Jennifer in July and I was a bit skeptical at first I have been to a few councillors before Jennifer and non of them helped me, but with Jennifer she cares about what I have to say and does not judge me, which is a big thing for me. I have revealed things to her that no one else knows and we are still working together but I already notice a change in my behaviour and Jennifer is an amazing woman she has a lot of patience and understanding. I would highly recommend Jennifer to everyone.
There is no other councillor I would trust.

Written by A.R. on Sep 21, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

This is my first time taking counseling online and I can say I will continue. Jennifer has made me feel welcomed to express myself with out any judgement, which I am thankful for.

Written by S.O. on Aug 27, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 5 months relationship, family, and parenting

Jennifer is a great counselor. She is open to focus changes if something new comes up that needs attention. She checks in on me if I haven't written - makes sure I'm ok. I appreciate that.

Written by T.R. on Aug 17, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks

Jennifer has been fantastic to work with!

Written by A.D. on Aug 13, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks

She respects my story and stays true and real to the facts. She sometimes transcribes my feelings into words when I can't, if there is a click with a counselor, this is it.

Written by A.S. on Aug 05, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks depression, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jennifer is the first of over a dozen counselors/Psychologists who has actually listened to me. It's the oddest thing in the world to say that, but her primary expertise is in actually doing her job. Highly recommended.

Written by K.I. on Aug 05, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 weeks relationship

Jennifer really listened to my issue and gave me useful tools I could apply to change my behavior. I appreciate her ability to quickly respond to me and give me honest feedback. I would highly recommend her.

Written by A.G. on Jul 31, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

She isn't afraid to tell me what I need to hear even though it can be harsh. I respect that. She is doing a good job helping me move on. I enjoy having her as my counselor. I believe there will be a light at the end of the tunnel thanks to her.

Written by B.R. on Jun 22, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month self esteem, and career

Jennifer is very good -- she puts her heart into her work. She should manage BetterHelp. com! Tell her I said take a shot of Jose Cuervo and to send me her PayPal account info -- I'll pay for it. :)

Written by M.O. on May 26, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 weeks

Positive and down to earth, I had a good experience with Jennifer!

Written by H.E on Apr 21, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and bipolar

I loved it

Written by J.E. on Apr 19, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 weeks

Jennifer is very patient and attentive. She offers smart, sensible advice and suggestions. She Is quick to respond and addresses both long term problems and offers strategies for handling more temporary issues. There is no judgment and I feel I can tell her anything. She never dismisses anything as trivial or silly.

Written by M.E on Apr 02, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months

Jennifer has been a great help to me. She was able to see the bigger picture and help me realize somethings that I didn't see. She's great at giving advice and hitting the nail on the head when I can't express myself fully. She understands my scattered thoughts and helps put it in a perspective that I couldn't do on my own.

Written by R.O on Mar 20, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, and career

Jennifer's guidance has been invaluable in identifying the underlying causes of my anxiety and in giving me practical ways to work through it. She is smart, insightful compassionate and, above all, extremely responsive. I recommend her without hesitation!

Written by D.A. on Mar 20, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 6 days stress, anxiety

My first time speaking to someone about my anxiety issues and Jennifer made it so easy. She was very responsive and immediately I felt comfortable sharing my thoughts with her. She made the process a positive one. I would recommend her 100 times over.

Written by C.O. on Mar 17, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks

Jennifer is unassuming and highly skilled at what she does. While it was painful to spell out each of my shortcomings, it does help with healing. I am thankful to her for being there when I need someone to talk to.

Written by T.O on Mar 10, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Jennifer has helped me so much in my personal life. She is giving me so much good advice that I am learning from it and taking it day by day in my relationship. She told me exactly what I need to hear. She is a great person and very helpful

Written by M.E on Feb 04, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Jennifer is a great listener and is compassionate and clear. These are great characteristics in a therapist. I feel heard by her and I respect her opinion and advice. Working with her has been a productive process, helping me work through questions and issues I have both effectively and efficiently.

Written by J.U on Jan 30, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month relationship, and intimacy-related

I really like Jennifer, she understands me and gives me good advice.

Written by S.T on Jan 27, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months relationship, and trauma and abuse

I am so much stronger than I ever realized. Jennifer, and this service, are making my life better. Baby steps become marathons, just take your time.
Jennifer is easy to talk and relate to. Her wisdom and guidance have helped me immensely. I'm not running marathons yet but, with time, I'll get there.
Thank you Jennifer, and Better Help.

Written by E.M on Jan 21, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 days stress, anxiety, parenting, self esteem, and career

I came to Jennifer to help me overcome some problems I've struggled with my whole life. I've seen three counselors in person in my life, all more experienced than her but each of them missed what she caught in our first phone session. I'm a 39 yr old woman who has ADD and never been diagnosed or treated for it! It has changed my life for the better in so many ways, and given me tools and hope for a better future. I highly recommend her, especially live phone sessions!

Written by H.A on Jan 10, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks stress, anxiety

Jennifer has been amazing. She regularly checks in with me and offers great advice when I need it. Thank you so much for all you do.

Written by K.A on Jan 04, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, self esteem, and anger

I've only been working with Jennifer for a short while, and it's been eye-opening and helped me a great deal. I find myself stopping to think about our conversations before I react to certain things. I look forward to what the future brings.

Written by C.H on Dec 19, 2016 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

I really appreciate Jennifer's direct approach. Very quickly I was able to identify problems and work on solutions.

Written by S.O. on Dec 17, 2016 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 days relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and career

100% honest with what she can and can't do. Rather than trying to force some level of understanding. Even if she can't help she will point you in the right direction.

Written by G.A on Dec 06, 2016 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

She's been incredibly helpful. She's extremely intuitive and most certainly empathetic. She picks up on thoughts and delves deeper with a grace that makes you feel comfortable.

Written by S.O on Nov 14, 2016 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 weeks relationship, and anger

Jennifer wrote a prompt and thoughtful reply which has helped me to identify a number of things I could work out for myself.

Written by C.L on Nov 04, 2016 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 week depression, self esteem, and career

She's good and cares a lot.

Written by B.A on Sep 26, 2016 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month stress, anxiety, family, grief, self esteem, and career

She is very wonderful, and very responsive. She is helping me so much with my general anxieties and depression. Love her!

Written by G.E on Aug 18, 2016 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Jennifer is a very compassionate, patient, and nonjudgmental person. I've only been working with her less than a month, so I still have a ways to go before I solve the problems that I came to her for. It has really helped knowing that I can always turn to her (like you would turn to a good friend when things go sour or you just need to vent).

Written by S.A on Aug 02, 2016 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month relationship, and anger

Jennifer is amazing and has opened my eyes to see that there are several ways of looking at a problem/issue. She helps me see the bigger picture:)

Written by M.I on May 20, 2016 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 week stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, sleeping, anger, career, and depression

I don't think I could have been matched up with a better counselor. Her responses are very informative and quick. She puts things in perspective for me and makes me challenge myself to look at things in different views. Incredible person.

Written by G.R on Aug 08, 2015 after counseling with Jennifer for 10 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and depression

Jennifer always gives great advice and helps relate things to my situation. She has helped a lot and I'm glad I have her to talk to

Written by J.O on Jun 16, 2015 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks

She is just amazing! Her constant, consistent, and steady voice of encouragement and support has definitely had a stabilizing influence in my life in such a short time. I have gone from being discouraged and maybe even a little depressed to my wife sitting up and taking notice, that I am now a man on a mission. Her counsel has propelled me forward and held me accountable to myself. She has driven me to identify my deepest values and to keep me moving forward in small consistent actions against achievements that would bring me and my family the ultimate happiness in this long journey called life. The highest testimonial I can give her is that my wife told me that if she ever meets Jennifer she is going to give her a great big hug.

Written by L.A on Jun 14, 2015 after counseling with Jennifer for 10 months relationship

Jennifer is kind and insightful, offering practical, action-based solutions for you to take tangible steps towards getting healthier and happier.

Written by L.I on May 28, 2015 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks relationship, family, and self esteem

Jennifer made me feel comfortable sharing from the very beginning. She is very encouraging, positive and constructive in her approach. I truly enjoy our correspondence and feel like we are making true progress.

Written by B.B on Apr 29, 2015 after counseling with Jennifer for 6 months stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

I have been working with Jennifer for a couple of weeks now and I feel she has been very helpful to me. Jennifer is quick to respond and offer feedback. I look forward to continuing working with her..

Written by M.A on Apr 28, 2015 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and depression

I am so grateful to have stumbled across the BetterHelp website and was matched up perfectly with Jennifer Smith as my counselor. Jennifer is a compassionate "listener" and so thoughtful in her responses. You can tell she really cares about the people is helping on this site. I look forward to her replies and insight throughout the day and often refer back to previous days' advice. Looking forward to continuing to work with Jennifer in the future.

Written by A.L on Mar 18, 2015 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, family, grief, self esteem, and depression

Jennifer was there for me within 20 minutes of my first message, and always answered sincerely and genuinely. I could tell even through her writing that she cared about what I was saying and how I felt. I think I even made her laugh a little bit with some of the craziness in my life! We were perfectly matched right from the start.

Written by D.A on Mar 11, 2015 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, and depression

Uplifting, determined to help, Jennifer has opened my eyes and has been assisting me with my fears, my anxieties. I've thrown some hardballs but she's been knocking them out of the park.

Written by F.I on Jan 11, 2015 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

Jennifer has been remarkably patient and enduring. I'm not a particularly easy patient since I tend to be very controlling of what I want to talk about, and a lot of therapists can't really push me on the things that I'm happier avoiding. But she has actually been able to figure out when I change the subject, and at the same time is able to talk about multiple subjects at once while giving me time to mull over older subjects and come back to them later. She responds every day, and sometimes when we find a hot topic even multiple times within a day, but at the same time understands that sometimes there will be lulls. My only complaint is that she will sometimes pursue a particular topic beyond when I have anything else to say about it at the time and it can be difficult to determine the next subject, but that's as much my fault as anything else, and it's certainly much better than the alternative of just giving up on subjects.

Written by N.I on Dec 24, 2014 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Jennifer is a wonderful counselor. She is compassionate, caring, and incredibly honest. Working with her is great because you can move at your own pace. She offers sound advice that is also very practical. Jennifer also has a unique way of understanding what you need and being that support system for you. I highly recommend working with her. I have experienced positive changes in many areas of my life (personal, financial, spiritual) since scheduling that first session. Thank you Jennifer.

Written by L.I on Dec 19, 2014 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, anger, and depression

Having counseling with Jennifer has been a great experience. I have faced a lot of life changes and it was causing me great stress and anxiety. Jennifer has helped me put things into perspective and work through every thing. She has helped me to keep my stress under control. I have had a great experience!

Written by H.O on Dec 08, 2014 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 weeks self esteem, career, stress, anxiety, and depression

Jennifer was very helpful and responded quickly.

Written by C.A on Dec 08, 2014 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month bipolar

Jennifer is amazing! I am not one to usually be a comfortable sharer of my personal life but she has definitely made me feel very able to share everything comfortably and she has always been helpful about it all. Whatever ups and downs I go though she is supportive and there for advice and messages that are absolutely perfect for helping. She relates, doesn't judge, treks you the sometimes hard truth, but never in a way that makes it hard to hear. She responds quickly and when she does I am always better off after reading what she writes to me. I wouldn't be able to thank her enough for everything she has done to help me. A truly wonderful counselor!

Written by M.E on Dec 01, 2014 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, parenting, and depression

I think that Jennifer Smith is an especially professional and adept therapist. She promptly responds with excellent advice. She has helped me through some of the most difficult spots in my life and her range of assistance and knowledge is impressive.

Written by M.I on Nov 25, 2014 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, family, parenting, and depression

Jennifer has been very helpful and compassionate towards me. She is also tough when she needs to be.

I am really glad to have her to help me through some really difficult times right now.

Written by J.E on Oct 22, 2014 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, bipolar, and depression

Jennifer is a wonderful person and professional. She is very responsive and provides very valuable perspective and ideas. I appreciate her very much in my life. She has a way of shining a light from a different angle on things and is very calming. I hope to work with her for a long time, as needed in my life.

Written by K.A on Oct 21, 2014 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

So far, her light humor makes her points hit home but at least makes me smile while hearing what I need to be told. I like the honest clear way we communicate and I don't feel like I need to be laying on a couch explaining my dreams in order to get help. :)