Katina Smith

(MA, LPC)

About Me

I am Katina Smith, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with Aspirations of Hope Counseling Services in Hammond, Louisiana. I earned my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2014. My experience includes 20 years of social services experiences while working with individuals in diverse populations such as children, juveniles, geriatrics, elderly and adults with disabilities, adoption and foster care, substance abuse and mental health. This also includes 7 years of crisis intervention and prevention skills in serving children and survivors of domestic violence. As an LPC, I have experience with a wide variety of issues such as, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma and abuse, depression, self-esteem, coping with grief, anxiety, family conflicts, co-dependency, anger management, addiction, substance abuse education and treatment.
As a LPC, I use a client centered approach to therapy. I am passionate about bringing positive change in people’s lives to strengthen minds and instill hope. When working with teens and adults, I prefer the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Moreover, these therapeutic approaches will assist in addressing a multitude of behavior and emotional issues youth and adults are faced with on a daily basis.
The goal of our therapeutic relationship will be to build rapport and provide you with tools to identify specific problems in your daily life, identifying negative thinking and reshape them; and be able to solve your current problems in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I passionately believe my empathy, compassion, and non-judgmental personality will immediately put you at ease to start your emotional healing. My goal is to STRENGTHEN MINDS AND INSTILL HOPE in others. I look forward to hearing from you soon!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6023 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by V.É. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Katina for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Katina is amazing , she accompanied me through all my divorce process and transition to now getting used to my single life and see my value. I wouldn’t be where I am without her .

Written by J.A. on Jun 20, 2021 after counseling with Katina for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She is amazing !

Written by L.I. on May 23, 2021 after counseling with Katina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Patient and understanding, and always checks in on you to see how you are doing.

Written by M.I. on Apr 25, 2021 after counseling with Katina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Katina was very understanding and was always keen to hear me out and support me in working through thoughts I found challenging.

Written by A.L. on Mar 18, 2021 after counseling with Katina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is good and friendly and very open and has been trying to give me tips for coping.

Written by T.A. on Mar 15, 2021 after counseling with Katina for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Amazing therapist!! Makes me feel comfortable almost family like energy. I enjoy having her as my therapist! She’s care about you and gives multiple resources for help.

Written by D.O. on Feb 23, 2021 after counseling with Katina for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts

It has been such a rewarding journey thus far working on myself with my therapist. I am just happy I have a place to filter out my thoughts and feeling in a safe and growing way!

Written by J.E. on Feb 17, 2021 after counseling with Katina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I adore Mrs katina. I look forward to talking to her every week and she often reaches out in between! She gives me lots of methods to deal with things I’m going through

Written by D.A. on Nov 28, 2020 after counseling with Katina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

Recently started working with Dr. Smith, and immediately felt that her experience and expertise would make a great improvement on the quality of my life. She's been so comfortable and easy to talk to, and has offered a multitude of methods and advice onn how to improve my overall health.

Written by K.A. on Oct 20, 2020 after counseling with Katina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Katina is relatable, and has many resources to share. She responds very quickly with thoughtful responses.