Dr. Marie Smith
I have received a Ph.D. and possess board licensure and certification at the state and national l level, as a licensed professional counselor, counselor supervisor, school counselor: k-12, educator and administrator. I have over 25 years of counseling experience. My clinical experiences have been across the age-span. I have provided treatment in schools, hospitals, clinics, and correctional facilities for adults and juveniles.
My scope of professional practice crosses the age span, focusing on societal established transitional milestones and the expectations in which we measure and develop personal self-acceptance through family, peer groups, school, career, and intimate relationships, as we cross various developmental stages.
As a veteran educator and administrator, I am able to integrate past and present experiences, with reflective thoughts of how we arrive to our current place, from childhood to adulthood.
My educational training also includes the ability to work with individuals previously diagnosed in childhood, young adulthood, or adult acquired disabilities, such as developmental disabilities, ADD/ADHD, impairments in learning: Specific Learning Disability, behavior, including sensory impairments such as autism, and cognitive/intellectual disabilities.
Family and couples' therapy is highly advocated, in my practice, when the evidence presents the need beyond individual or online therapy to achieve the articulated counseling goals. Referrals will be recommended, as identified.
In the therapy session, the presenting concerns may include, but is not limited to:
Interpersonal Relationships-Teen through Adulthood
Adjustment and Adaptive Behavior Concerns
Trauma and Resiliency: Adverse Childhood Experiences
Divorce, Custody, and Mediation
College and Career Readiness
Problem Solving Skills
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Career difficulties, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Prejudice and Discrimination, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH20341
LA LPC 1642
VA LPC 0701011232
Written on Feb 06, 2024 after therapy with Marie for 3 years and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts
It has been an absolute pleasure to have someone to communicate my thoughts, feelings, and concerns with! I have gotten validation from Dr. smith to insure me that my negative experiences in life can be overcome through calm precise thinking and action. Her feedback has been spot on and I am beyond impressed with her ability to keep up with me jumping all over the place at times!
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Marie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
For the first couples of weeks she would listen to what my concerns were and after that she assigned me different assignments to help me work throughout my problems and helped me a lot
Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Marie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
She’s great and respectful. Listens to what I have to say and offers great advice and support.
Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Marie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
She's a very thoughtful listener and a compassionate understander.
Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Marie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties
Awesome! Great psychologist, encouraged me to not be dependent on her, but will give you the tools to create your own happiness. 5
Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Marie for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse