Hi! I’m Maureen and I love being a Counselor! My style of service is calm and comfortable talk therapy. I believe in mutual respect, being real, showing compassion, and having unconditional positive regard for everyone. I strive to develop a strong and healthy working relationship with my client.
I am a counselor and instructor in the Counseling and Student Development division at a Community College, and I also teach for a University in the Early Childhood Studies and Psychology programs. I’ve been with both for over 15 years. I previously worked for the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs for 25 years. I get to work with so many interesting people from teenagers through older adults on a regular basis!
I have a Master of Arts in Counseling degree and a Master of Science in Human Services degree with a specialization in Social Work and Community Services, and a Post-Graduate Certification in Diversity Studies. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC). and a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE).
I am proud to be a nerd, as defined by the Urban Dictionary:
An individual who:
1. Enjoys learning
2. Does not adhere to social norms
I have three grown offspring, four perfect grandkids and my own little herd of wiener dogs.
I enjoy mass quantities of Disney and superhero movies whenever I’m able to hide away in my Batcave for a little while.
I look forward to meeting you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
- Compassion fatigue
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #6401009079 (Expires: 2022-05-31)
Maureen Smith is very good at her job. She’s a professional and makes you feel at ease. Very attentive and makes you feel heard. 10 out 10!
Maureen Smith is an amazing person. From the moment we met I was able to just open up with all my emotions. She listened, she gave me feedback and the best part, she was very compassionate. I didn't feel any judgements. It felt like I was telling my deep feelings and secrets to someone who has always known me. I am very happy for having Maureen in my life. She is helping to self love and to lose my harsh criticism of my life.
I was surprised with how easy and natural it seemed with Maureen. Having been through counseling before, I know it takes time to build trust and I figured it would take longer through this app but I haven't had an issue. She is supportive but she seems to know to give me more concrete guidance. I have some other counseling resources but I find that this is my preferred option and I truly enjoy it.
I feel comfortable speaking with her. She has made me think an be more aware of ME an loving me. An showing myself time and appreciation I deserve, for Me. An helping me work through other issues throughout my life. She gives me hope an a different perspective. Her kindness is so refreshing. To be listened too? An not judged or told how its me somehow always. She helps me calm myself , think , an move forward for what's best for me, with more calmness . She had been a pleasure an a blessing. Much respect an appreciation for Maureen.
Great experience, the talks we have is much needed. it's only 30 minutes, but the 30 minutes go by so fast. But they're well appreciated and i look forward to each session. I definitely recommend