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Nicholas Smith, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

If you’re feeling stuck, unmotivated, frustrated, hopeless, lost or ready for a life pivot; you’ve come to the right place. I can help you find a way to live in accordance to your values and goals, by helping manage your emotions more effectively. Sessions will provide insight into how your own thought processes work and identification of where some of your thought processes begin, and how to challenge them for growth.

From practicing in the student counseling center at Moody Bible Institute, hospital inpatient psychiatric unit, private practice, and a drug & alcohol addiction treatment center, I bring dedication alongside my strong and varied experiences to help you or your loved one. Being a counselor means more to me than a job, it is an interest in the psychology and philosophy, but most of all, helping my clients.

Whether life seems difficult right now or you are noticing an area that needs addressed or explored, my goal is to walk alongside in your journey with compassion and professional insight. I use a variety of theories and approaches to fit each individual, and look forward to working with you as you start your pivoting journey.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Guilt and shame, Life purpose, Men's issues, Mood disorders , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Social anxiety and phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

IL LCPC 180010190

Reviews

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

Nick is very professional, a good listener, and makes you feel comfortable sharing your feelings and concerns. I also like his approach because it is down to earth and he doesn’t over use therapy terms. I just feel like I’m talking to someone who cares.

Written on Jun 03, 2024 after therapy with Nicholas for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Nick has been kind, patient, and understanding. He has never made me feel judged or uncomfortable which is more than I can say about many other therapists I have worked with.

Written on May 14, 2024 after therapy with Nicholas for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Nick is an exceptional therapist. His empathy, expertise, and professionalism create a safe and supportive environment. From the start, Nick listened attentively, validating my feelings and offering insightful guidance tailored to my needs. He's dedicated to my well-being, exploring various techniques to help me navigate challenges and achieve growth. Nick's commitment has significantly improved my mental health and quality of life. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking effective therapy.

Written on Apr 14, 2024 after therapy with Nicholas for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Has been very professional and helpful.

Written on Mar 29, 2024 after therapy with Nicholas for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and coping with life changes

Helped me learn the skills I use to better myself. Has got some great book recommendations!

Written on Feb 27, 2024 after therapy with Nicholas for 9 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and self esteem

Nick is just about the most active and supportive listener I’ve ever worked with. Sometimes getting to vent or tell a story or have an emotion is cut off in our society . Nick, he’s so patient to hear what I have to say…but he’s listening to every word. Then he comes back with a perfect follow up question making sense of all I’ve said, to help me learn to problem solve myself! He is incredibly kind, empowering, and interested. I’m so fortunate that he is my therapist. He has definitely improved my life overall…..so grateful,

Written on Feb 11, 2024 after therapy with Nicholas for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue