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Julia Smith, LPC, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for the states of Missouri, Michigan, and New Mexico. With over 25 years of experience, I have a wide scope of experience in community counseling, private practice, residential, partial hospitalization, and military settings. I am well-versed in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. My specialties include issues associated with anxiety, depression, self-development, relationship issues, grief & loss, AD/HD, military, career, life changes, and Life Coaching.

My counseling style is respectful, empathic, genuinely caring, and interactive. I incorporate cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness strategies with acceptance and attachment-based therapies. I cultivate a trusting climate and work with you to create a plan that suits your own unique needs.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me; I welcome the opportunity to talk with you.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Immigration Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy

License information

MI LPC 6401020312


MO LPC 001019


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Julia 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.

Julia is amazing and has been a huge part of my mental health journey. She is patient, kind, non-judgemental and will listen to you with an open mind on anything that is bothering you, even if it's not what you intended to talk about during that session. Our sessions made me feel supported and like I had someone on my side. Thank you Julia and Better Help for helping me.

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Julia is great. She would really be able to help me understand situations with people in my life, and how I can go forward positively. She really helped me. Thank you!

Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

I coming to understand a lot about myself. I boulder on my shoulders gets lighter after every sessions. I feel relieved each time!

Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Julia has been a huge help! We've connected very quickly and she listens to my concerns and provides useful insights and advice.

Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Julia is the best listener I've met.

Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, and coaching

Julia is awesome. She is a very empathetic listener and she offers suggestions that are thoughtful after carefully considering everything we discuss.

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd