About Me

My name is Mary Magdalene Smith and am known as Magdalena which is my middle name in Spanish. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach in Texas. I have been a Counselor for 41 years. My counseling style is primarily person centered and I am a good listener, culturally sensitive and very supportive of the client and of their Counseling goals. Though I have extensive experience working with men and women, I am currently focused primarily on working with women with the goal of Empowering Women to Be The Best they Can Be. My approach is primarily using concepts from positive psychology, utilizing a strengths-based approach which is shifting the focus from what's wrong to what's strong, identifying one's goal and the Limiting Beliefs that are keeping the individual from reaching her goals, and identifying and owning the Empowering Beliefs that will assist the client to reach her goals. The goals may be for example to overcome childhood trauma that may be causing depression, anxiety, poor self esteem, poor self confidence, overcome grief or wanting to improve one's relationships, grow in one's spirituality, or reach one's career goals, etc. As long as the goals are realistic and the person is committed to do the work I am willing to support you in exploring the best way to reach your goals.

You can send me a message here at any time and as often as you want, though I typically check and respond to messages once or twice a day, in the mornings and evenings, Monday through Thursday. You can also schedule a live session (phone call, video session, live chat) with me on the Scheduling section. If you don't see a day/time that works for you there, please let me know and I will try to accommodate you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Self esteem

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

Years of Experience: 41

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LPC #8385 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

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

Written by C.H. on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is a great listening. Very experienced. Very wise.

Written by J.O. on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s the best therapist I’ve ever had

Written by A.S. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks

Mrs. Smith is a true blessing. She listens well and has a wealth of wisdom to share. I feel encouraged from our sessions and appreciate the advice and resources she recommends.

Written by K.A. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Mary is simply wonderful! I have never connected with a therapist as I have with her, and the lessons she has taught me have changed my life forever! I am forever grateful for her and the work she has done in her career.

Written by T.O. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Great supporter and solid advice.

Written by L.A. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mary (Magdalena) provides thoughtful insight, helping me to explore problematic aspects of my childhood, realize their overall effects on my personality and feelings, and understand how those issues have compounded with other issues in my adulthood to become complex PTSD & anxiety. I'm grateful to have her help in my mental health arsenal as I work toward building my confidence and coping skills in the present, so I can look forward to a more hopeful, aspirational, achievable future.

Written by M.A. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mrs. Smith was very nice and kind towards me at all times. This was my first time doing therapy and I can completely say that the past 2 months of working with Mrs. Smith has helped me immensely in not overcoming my problems with my education and relationship but she has also given me insights into what I need to continue doing to be the best version of myself. I am in a much better place now than I was before and I thank Mrs. Smith for guiding me here. If I ever need help again, I will definitely be going back to her. Thank you so much.

Written by M.A. on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Mary is an excellent therapist. Not only is she professional and well-informed with consistently relevant and helpful suggestions and ideas, she is also empathetic, kind, and down-to-earth. I can already perceive a marked change in where I'm at from where I was, emotionally and mentally a few weeks ago.

Written by C.A. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I feel very privilege to have had the experience of working with Mary over the past year and half.

Written by S.H. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have enjoyed my time counseling with Mary Smith. This is my first time to do counseling through Better Help. Look forward to my weekly sessions.

Written by L.A. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 months

I’m so grateful I found Mary Smith, and was able to book my first appointment for the following week. I would certainly say that I was in a place where I needed emergency therapy, and her accessibility and expertise have helped me immensely. I feel so validated in my experiences, and I feel hopeful and equipped to be able to heal. I highly recommend taking the time to engage with a professional regarding your trauma, and I recommend Mary Smith.

Written by G.R. on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Miss Mary is very kind. Listens attentively and knows the right words to say about how I might be feeling. Makes sure I get to have exercises done and helps my morale in general

Written by S.A. on Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mary Smith is a great counselor not only is she attentive she's encouraging. She has really helped me get to the root of my problems and gave me ways to deal with them. I would recommend her to anyone who is serious about their therapy.

Written by T.I. on Nov 08, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She is amazing and is always checking in on me!

Written by A.L. on Jun 25, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 8 months on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Mrs. Smith is kind and caring, and she really understands my situation. She has useful advice for me and has been a life line during the pandemic.

Written by M.A. on Jun 02, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks

Mary is wonderful and kind. She gives you plenty to work on so you aren't wasting any money or time.

Written by B.R. on Apr 24, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Mary is attentive, detail focused and asks questions that allow me to get to know myself.

Written by K.A. on Mar 13, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is always sensitive to me and helps me work through issues by providing tools for me to use.

Written by J.E. on Feb 11, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mary helped me a lot during the hard time that I was passing through. She is very wise and always there for you.

Written by L.I. on Jan 29, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 10 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mary has been an incredible support and encouragement during some challenging situations, and the resources she's shared with me have helped. She's quick to respond and I really share and respect her views.

Written by A.L. on Sep 08, 2019 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Mary is exceptional not only in her deep experience and intuitive observations, but also in her ability to truly listen and connect the dots of what is happening inside of a person. She is keen-minded and professional alongside being warm and supportive. I have thoroughly enjoyed my sessions with her and strongly recommend her if you are seeking this rare combination of qualities in a counselor.

Written by J.O. on Aug 24, 2019 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks

The reason I decided to go with her was because of her experience and her profile. I believe that a good therapist needs years of experience to give accurate feedback to their clients and she has been really helpful to me.

Written by E.M. on Jun 18, 2019 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Offered me some much needed advice and perspective. Thank you.

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