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Rodney "Rod" Smith, LPC

Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

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, Paranoia, 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

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

MO LPC 2023015136

ID LPC LPC-7982

Reviews

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.

I have just started with Rod. I feel like he is methodically helping me; trying to get to root causes and helping change mindsets for the better.

Written on May 10, 2024 after therapy with Rodney "Rod" for 3 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, and self esteem

Rodney is a very understanding therapist and he really pays attention to every minute detail of our conversation and tries his best to help where ever he can for me to function in a better way mentally I'm very grateful that he is my therapist

Written on Apr 17, 2024 after therapy with Rodney "Rod" for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Rod is excellent and caring. He was open and accommodating. Positive experience.

Written on Mar 08, 2024 after therapy with Rodney "Rod" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coaching

I’ve only met with Rod twice so far but can already tell a difference in my decision making ability. I have an eating addiction and he understands completely and has given me some useful tools to consider.

Written on Feb 25, 2024 after therapy with Rodney "Rod" for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and eating disorders

He is an excellent therapist and always shows genuine interest and compassion!!

Written on Feb 19, 2024 after therapy with Rodney "Rod" for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

Just started with Rod, but so far so good!

Written on Feb 19, 2024 after therapy with Rodney "Rod" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd