I am a licensed professional counselor in Colorado with 16 years of experience. I have worked with a wide range of individuals across the lifespan, in a variety of settings (e.g. private practice, hospital, community mental health, medical clinic--integrated care), with a diversity of concerns to include, depression/anxiety, psychosis, conflict resolution and family/relationship concerns, adult ADHD, parenting, trauma and many other types of issues.
My approach to therapy is empathic, holistic, warm and interactive and strengths based. I believe in every client’s ability to choose their path, and will with compassion and hope, help you begin the often-difficult process of recovery and healing. Although I draw upon many evidenced based theories, I most often utilize rational emotive-behavioral and cognitive-behavioral, insight oriented, existential and solutions focused theories in a brief modality, depending on the nature of the concerns. I believe a lot of positive work can be done in brief therapy.
I also believe wellness encompasses many facets, such as physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual. I respectfully and comfortably explore these facets as appropriate. I will tailor the therapeutic process to meet your needs.
If you are ready to begin this process I am here to empower and support you. I look forward to walking the path of change and recovery together.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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I feel comfortable talking with him and I feel that the ideas, perspectives, and exercises he provides are helpful. I've noticed improvements in my ability to cope with stress and anxiety since I started working with him!
Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Rayland for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Mr Smith is the perfect listener. He has definitely helped me
Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Rayland for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
I have done a fair amount of counseling in my past and find Rayland to be excellent. He is a good listener and provides resources outside of just talking. He is knowledgeable and able to intergrate my past learnings into our sessions
Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Rayland for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
I am still new to therapy, but I am very thankful for Rayland Smith. He is patient, kind, has a lot of good insight and most importantly I don’t feel judged during our sessions.
Written on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Rayland for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
He is easy to open up to and seems like a trustworthy person I need that right now!!
Written on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Rayland for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, adhd, and anger management