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Stacey Smyczynski, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

My name is Stacey Smyczynski. I am a licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW) and have worked as a Social Worker for 25 years. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and my Master’s degree from Michigan State University. I have worked with different populations include teenagers, adults, families and geriatrics. I have worked in various settings (home, community, hospital, nursing home/AFC home and academic environments).
My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, parenting and family struggles, relationship issues, self-esteem, career challenges, substance use issues, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, and major life changes and challenges.
My warm, nonjudgmental and accepting personality allows for the foundation for an effective therapeutic relationship. Working with me means overcoming and powering through challenges in life by discovering healthier coping mechanisms and thought processes.

I believe in a strengths-based approach utilizing cognitive behavioral and solution focused techniques, as well as mindfulness practices. Making the choice to seek counseling is a difficult one that takes courage and I am happy you have decided to reach out. The first order of business is for us to develop a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship so you feel confident to express yourself in a safe and supportive environment. I believe our work is based on a team approach where we work together to achieve your desired goals. You are the most important part of the counseling relationship. We start where you are and work towards the goals you want to achieve.

You took the first step and I’m here to support and empower you!
I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LMSW 6801104994


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

Stacey is incredibly warm and has a personality that is easy to talk to and connect with. She gives great perspective on situations that may only look a certain way, but she is able to find the positive in almost anything. Her communication skills and therapy style make her a very effective person for this type of work.

Written on Jul 09, 2023 after therapy with Stacey for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Stacey was instrumental in navigating the challenges of familial shifts you face in adulthood, starting a business, beginning and maintaining a healthy relationship, and the milestones that come with it. She has helped me with establishing healthy boundaries and coping mechanisms for anxiety and perfectionism. Thank you so much, Stacey!

Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Stacey for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

Stacey is a down to earth person who helped me realize I need to look at things differently. She provides weekly affirmations that hit home almost every week. More importantly, provides positive reinforcement and made me also realize what thinking positively can do to change outlook.
It was a bit of work to change my mindset but Stacey's common sense approach and awesome sense of humor helped break down those barriers and made me realize , I am pretty good the way I am! Thanks!

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Stacey for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Stacy is so positive and not judgmental at all. I was really worried about starting therapy and she took all that worry away. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Stacey for 1 month on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Stacey is very kind and responds as quickly as possible. She makes sure to send lots of helpful links and messages frequently. I would recommend Stacey to others!

Written on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Stacey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Stacey was kind and understanding, she provided me with very useful resources to help with my mental health. She's very good at listening to your problems without feeling judged in any way and provides good advice.

Written on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Stacey for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem