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Ryan Smith, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Parenting issues
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About me

I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas and have years of experience working with a variety mental health issues and ages. I have specialized in working with the LGBTQ population, with anything from helping people through the process of figuring out their identity to relationship counseling to coping with any oppression they might face. I began my career working with individuals with anger management needs and currently have an extensive amount of experience with families and helping parents through any issues they might be facing.
I have knowledge and practice of many prominent counseling theories, and will adapt my counseling approach to your needs and goals. I tend to implement a solution-focused approach in order to not only hone in on what your goals are, but also to get you to those goals as quickly as possible. I enjoy using cognitive-behavioral techniques to confront anything that is standing in the way of your goals and to promote positive thinking.
I am a kind-hearted and a very open-minded counselor, and am proud to be accepting of all walks of life. I am able to incorporate religion-based counseling, but am also open to individuals that are anti-religious. I am eager to help you achieve your goals and would love to hear what concerns you have. Looking for help is a monumental step towards change and I hope that I can work beside you through the next steps!

Professional experience

13yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Parenting issues

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Narcissism, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

TX LPC 67833


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

Good at keeping things moving forward, without being overbearing or too intense. Has really aided me in living with bipolar 1; not just surviving it.

Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 5 years and 7 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder

Ryan has been a life saver and the favorite therapist I’ve ever had. His weekly deep thoughts are well received and always give your mind a challenge. Ryan helped me through a tough time in my life and I’m so grateful for him. Highly recommend this therapist! LGBT friendly too!

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Ryan is a brilliant therapist! This was my first time in therapy, and he was extremely helpful and understanding.

Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and adhd

I want to highly recommend Ryan Smith and the work we have completed together. I have had a great deal of grief the last few years and Ryan has been a great sounding board as well as a very good therapist. I highly recommend and refer him as a terrific therapist.

Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 3 years and 11 months

Empathetic and knowledgeable. Having someone who shares your lives experience, especially being from the south and gay, hits home and makes it easier to open up.

Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 months

Ryan has been extremely helpful in helping me understand what I’m feeling and how to face those feelings

Written on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd