I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I completed my doctoral training in the field of clinical psychology and have worked with clients of all ages who are challenged by a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, school struggles, health problems, and financial stress. I believe all people are deserving of dignity and respect and no one can be defined simply by their struggles. It's my mission to bring mental health care to those who have been reluctant to seek care or have not had means or access. My approach is mostly cognitive-behavioral combined with person-centered and solution-focused features. However, I understand that all clients are individuals, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to counseling. We will work together in finding an approach that is the best fit for your needs.
There's no doubt that making personal change can be scary, so congratulate yourself on taking the first step! The journey may not always be easy, but I am here to support you as you build a better you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
SC Psychologist 830
Dr Smith is very kind, respectful, and understanding. She has helped me understand some issues that I have with myself and my family.
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with LaShonda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Written on Feb 19, 2023 after therapy with LaShonda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Dr. Smith is awesome! I’ve had three sessions with her and feel so much better. She helped me identify what I need to do, work on it, come back and talk about it, cry, laugh, etc. she is a breath of fresh air! I highly recommend her. I was someone that didn’t think therapy was for me
Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with LaShonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem
I have had two sessions so far with Dr. Smith and I am really amazed with her level of care. In the first session she got deep into the root of my anxiety (I wasn't even aware of what it was), and she has been incredible with checking in on me. She asks great questions, doesn't beat around the bush, and offers well balanced responses. I would recommend her in a heart beat!
Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with LaShonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Dr. Smith was a life saver during a dark time for me. She is professional, kind and compassionate about her work. I highly recommend her!!!!
Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with LaShonda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
I’ve seen several therapist in the past but I feel like Dr.Smith has been able to give me real tools that I can apply to my life to work through issues.
Written on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with LaShonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd