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Marian Smith, LMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes ADHD
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About me

I am a licensed counselor in the states of Florida and Virginia and life coach. I have been honing my skills for over 20 years. Many people have difficulties with feeling overwhelmed and anxious, particularly after a major life change or traumatic event. I listen to each client carefully. Together we create a specific plan for your better future. You will have specific objectives and will see your progress. You can get back your sense of peace and well being, feeling back in charge of your life, calm and confident

I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting and life transitions. You will be treated with respect , compassion and sensitivity. My goal is to get to the core of whatever is bothering you and help you find satisfaction with your choices and feel that you are living in accordance with your values and on a path to your highest potential in your life rather than simply surviving day to day.

I have helped individuals and families explore new ways of looking at problems through a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Counseling, and Emotional Freedom techniques. In the end, however, it is not a technique that resolves a problem but that you find fresh strategies to enable you to transform blocks and limitations into creative energy, calm, and confidence.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support: to equip you with new skills and cheer on each new success. I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

21yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Communication problems, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Social anxiety and phobia

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information


VA LPC 0701005597


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

Marian is amazing. I finally have connected with someone and she is the reason why. Marian has great ideas and advice and she always knows what just to say.

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Marian for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and grief

Marian was an excellent counselor at a time in my life when I had already identified some issues and was really seeking constructive tools for dealing with them. Marian listened to my narrative and worked to equip me with these tools. I am immensely grateful for her care, professionalism, and expertise. If you are looking for someone who will kindly hold you accountable for the goals you set for yourself, Marian is a great option.

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Marian for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management