Dr. Shawanda Woods-Smith

Psychologist

About Me

Hello, thanks for taking the first step towards achieving an improved emotional balance. I am Dr. Shawanda M. Woods-Smith, a licensed Psychologist in the state of Louisiana with over 10 years of experience working with a wide range of people and concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, self-improvement, and grief/loss. I am proficient in providing therapy for individuals, groups, couples, and families.

I find that the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Person Centered Therapy approaches provide a foundation for facilitating change. My counseling style is supportive and collaborative resulting in the development of a uniquely specific treatment plan.

Additionally, I have passion for providing psychoeducation to couples, parents, and individuals about the issues they may be having and how these issues are related to development, biological or social/cultural causes.

It takes strength and courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life. It appears that you a ready to take that step and I look forward to the opportunity to support and empower you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #1298 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Shawanda Woods-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.

Written by Y.V. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Shawanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Woods-Smith is analytical and understanding. She is very helpful and offers a variety of useful techniques to cope and lessen anxiety. I would definitely reccomend her to any of my friends and colleagues.

Written by C.E. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Shawanda for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr woods-Smith has been a great help.

Written by B.R. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Shawanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Woods was exactly what I needed in a therapist. Goals were set and met and I was able to see real change and a real shift in perspective when things were bleak. She was objective and informative. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by V.E. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Shawanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr Woods-Smith has been really great at identifying specific challenges I need to work through. She provides me with actionable advice and listens carefully.

She will work best for anyone looking to receive support in navigating changes in their life or seeking another perspective on how to deal with negative emotions.

Written by B.R. on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Shawanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. Woods-Smith, is incredibly knowledgeable, she is kind, understanding and very appropriate. She takes her job seriously and genuinely wants to help. I am happy that I have connected with her, so has already helped me identify some very problematic areas in my life that need adjusting in order to help me become and ultimately feel better . I am confident that she possesses the level of skill and expertise to get the job done. Happy to recommend her services!

Written by L.I. on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Shawanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Wonderful Counselor. She makes me feel comfortable, a great listener and offers solutions to help me cope with my emotions and accomplish my goals. She has helped me achieved healing through God's Word. Highly recommend.

Work with me!