I am licensed in Louisiana with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LA LCSW 5663
In just a few months, Rena has really changed my life. Navigating my dysfunctional family has been a challenge my entire life. Because of Rena….I know I’m on the path to healing and changing for the better.
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Rena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Working with Rena has changed my life.
Written on Aug 06, 2023 after therapy with Rena for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd
Rena is down to earth, warm, caring and compassionate. She is very helpful at focusing on my needs and she has a lot of experience with my situation.
Written on Jun 18, 2023 after therapy with Rena for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues
Rena has been great for me, she has a down to earth and easy going approach. She is able to help me see my problems for what they are, and help me to focus on taking the right steps to work through them.
Written on Feb 26, 2023 after therapy with Rena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I began Better Help therapy w Rena Smith when I was an emotional wreck after a move to a new state where my daughter lived, with my elderly husband w Alzheimers and my 93 year old mother. Rena helped me enormously by promoting healthful thinking, such as letting go of perfectionism, forgiving myself for occasional overeating, implementing breathing exercises and improved sleep hygiene, being kind to myself, celebrating the small victories, farming out tasks, and spending positive time w my husband and mother. All her efforts paid off, as I feel transformed. I cannot thank Rena Smith and Better Help enough, and that is speaking from the bottom of my heart!!!
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Rena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and adhd
Mrs. Rena is so thoughtful and caring.
Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Rena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes