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Rodney "Rod" Smith, LPC

Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed in Missouri and Idaho, with several years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with recovering from addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, anxiety, & depression issues.
I have been through my own spiritual/therapeutic journey of change for the past 30 years that has enabled me to overcome my past addictions, feelings of depression, and sexual abuse. I tell you this because it is not only important that we have the clinical and professional experience (25 years experience in the behavioral health field), but that we have personal experience as well. I believe my authentic approach to counseling creates an atmosphere of honesty, trust, and acceptance that helps us to motivate ourselves towards making positive and tremendous changes in our lives.

Professional Experience
I have recently worked in a prison as a mental health professional for the past 7 years conducting individual and group therapy. I have worked over 25 years in the fields of mental health, addiction, and co-occurring disorders performing evaluations, therapeutic interventions, and individual and group therapy.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MO LPC 2023015136



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

He was brilliant
Calm and patient
Always guiding my thoughts to think more positively and effectively

Written on Nov 27, 2023 after therapy with Rodney "Rod" for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes