I am a licensed professional counselor with over 9 years of experience ( 3 years Bachelor's level and six years Master's level) in Louisiana working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting/co parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, anger management and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical traumas or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and dialectical behavioral therapies. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs as well as incorporate you in the treatment planning process.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2015038855
LA LPC 8525
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lisa 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.
Lisa is a friendly person to work with, and she responds quickly to your concerns and offers practical help and advice to help you through your battles.
Written on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coaching
She helps by being able to see the whole problem, I tend to focus on details and try to fix them. It hasn't been long but it's a lot more progress than my first attempt at therapy.
Written on May 24, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Awesome to talk to. I'm not usually talkative but she is a great listener and has great ways skills to help me with.
Written on Apr 30, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
I have only been with Lisa for two weeks maybe three?! And I already feel so safe with her like in a way I know I can tell her stuff and she won’t judge me. Or view me differently but instead she’s there for me. I am looking forward to this journey with BetterHelp & having Lisa as my counselor for I actually believe for once I finally might actually get the help I have needed for quite some time now!!
Written on Nov 13, 2019 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I usually have to spend a lot of time explaining to counselors how to avoid seeing my life and experiences through a lens of dated moral standards and bigotry. A lot of them mean well, but when I’m here for help, it’s pretty exhausting to be the one educating a counselor on how to keep with the times. I have not had that problem with Lisa. The first time I told her I wasn’t comfortable with a certain idea (and why), she immediately understood and changed her language accordingly. She’s always open to new ideas and listens without judgment, and that means a lot to me.
Written on Nov 04, 2019 after therapy with Lisa for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
She also answer answered my urgent message asap which helped immensely!
Written on Oct 30, 2019 after therapy with Lisa for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd