Mary Smith

(M.A., L.P.C., -, S)

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
Years of Experience: 41

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 K.A. on Jan 08, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have just started with Mary and I feel it in my gut that she understands what I am trying to accomplish and overcome and with her help as well as her faith with God will help me get to where I want to be mentally and spiritually!

Written by A.L. on Sep 08, 2019 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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.