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Sandra Partain-Smith, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Family conflicts Depression
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About me

I have been a licensed professional counselor in Texas since 2008. I also am a substance abuse counselor and have done so for over 20 years. I have a wide range of experience including depression, trauma, co-occurring substance abuse, psychiatric mental health and other mental health disorders.

My counseling style is cognitive and client centered. I believe that everybody has the ability to make their better. I am no only a counselor but have utilized therapy in my own life which has given me a better perspective about clients needs. I have perspective from both sides of the fence. Our lives have become more stressful, but with the desire for change and the tools to use, it can be accomplished. My job is to be the educator, agent of change, and cheerleader to help you move forward and attain the goals you have set for yourself.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, 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, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TX LPC 63679


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sandra Partain-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 been so blessed to work with Sandy. Her consistent attitude, expertise, guidance and encouragement have really changed me for the better. She's helped me out when I went through some difficult times, and she always reminded me of my own self-worth. Sandy, my deepest gratitude to you!

Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Sandra for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and self esteem

Sandra is amazing counselor who understands my struggles and has greatly helped me to change my perspective of myself in a positive way!

Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Sandra for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coach

She was wonderful!….she got behind on sessions. She really helped me see what i need to do to get back in track. She gave me good practice advice and help me see that my feelings/emotions don’t have to be in control. I’m in control of my feelings.

Written on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Sandra for 2 days on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue