I am a licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Illinois with roughly 12 years expertise. I have worked with various populations that have presented with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, homelessness, suicidality, relationship difficulties, parenting issues and domestic violence. I have worked in clinical settings such as community centers, hospitals, clinics, shelters and correctional facilities.
My therapeutic style is warm and interactive which allows me to meet the individual where they are and provide empathetic listening that is non-judgmental and welcoming. My approach to clients combines various techniques such as humanistic, person-centered, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. This allows me to engage clients on various levels as a one size fit all approach does not work with every individual. I will tailor your shared dialog and treatment planning to meet your specific and unique needs.
Taking the first step towards a happier you exemplifies courage when the whole staircase may or may not be in view. My role is simply to support and empower you in your journey to healing. I am passionate about helping individuals see how their psyche is integral in their overall health. I am also sensitive to cultural difference and reducing the stigma associated with speaking with a professional within minority populations.
I look forward to walking this path of healing with you and am happy you decided to become a better version of yourself.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCPC #18007815 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Lovea is phenomenal I am so blessed to have found her!
She's helped me a lot just by listening and giving advice
Ms. Lovea Smith is a good listener. This is a characteristic that I believe is greatly needed and valued in a counsellor. She is easy to talk to and is also very patient and accommodating. She makes me feel encouraged and empowered.
Lovea is the best, most experienced councillor I have worked with, she is extremely kind and caring. Knows exactly how I feel. (Literally word for word of how I feel). My councillor but also my friend, who I can be honest and pour my feeling out to, and she’ll know what to say and direct me on how to solve my problems.
Lovea has been amazing to me. She helped me see the brighter side of things and gave me exercises to benefit my feelings. She understood exactly how I felt which made me look forward to talking to her.