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Kelli Smith, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

Welcome. My name is Kelli. I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana and Texas. I have worked with over 500 families on various mental health related and socio-economic issues over a 12 year span. I have been providing direct counseling to children, adolescents, & adults for over 7 years. I am trained and pursuing certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have additional experience working with clients of a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, parenting skills training, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, communication errors, boundary issues, life cycle changes, relationship conflicts, and grief/loss. I have authored over 8 books that focus on a variety of issues, including anxiety, organizational skills, communication, faith, setting boundaries, and more.

My counseling style is warm and supportive. I develop professional relationships with all of my clients and create a safe space for you to express your concerns. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, integrative, and rational-emotive counseling. I begin where you are and tailor my treatment approach to your needs, while being sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused counseling.

Collaboration is important. Together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. I am able to provide brief therapy (8 weeks or less) or long-term therapy (3 months or more), based on your presenting concerns. Thank you again for taking time in learning more about me.
I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Commitment Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family Problems, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TX LPC 82250

LA LPC 6266


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

I've been working with Kelli for over a year, and am so thankful for her expertise in trauma informed cognitive-behavioral therapy. She's provided me with practical tools and strategies that helped me better understand my thought patterns and manage my anxiety. Her approach is always compassionate and non-judgmental, and she is always there to offer support and guidance whenever I need it.

Thanks to Kelli, I have a much better understanding of myself and my thoughts. I highly recommend Kelli to anyone looking for a caring and skilled therapist to help them overcome their challenges and achieve their goals!

Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Kelli for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Understanding n compassionate but will give nudge when needed

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Kelli for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kelli has helped me immensely and has guided me forward. She is very kind and compassionate. I’m am so glad I chose therapy and that she is my therapist. Thank you!

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Kelli for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Kelli is very calm when talking to me which makes me very comfortable to open up. I struggle with opening up to friends and family because of judgement but Kelli definitely creates that safe space

Written on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Kelli for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

BetterHelp is worth every penny. Kelli both listens very well and also asks questions that help me address issues that, before her, I did not know how to approach. It's been years since I have been able to feel this level of calm and control daily and, while there's still more work to do, I am more than confident in Kelli's abilities to help me get where I need to be!

Written on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Kelli for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd