Stephanie Smith

LPCC

About me

I have 3 years of experience as a clinical counselor working with adults and adolescents in telehealth, inpatient, and outpatient settings. I am excited to return to the Betterhelp community. The company has bolstered my career and has connected me to so many interesting and fulfilling clients of the past 2 years of the pandemic. I'm offering 3 sessions 3 days a week & giving back to the network while operating my own private practice. www.StephanieSmithCounseling.com

*I look for ward to working with clients who prefer a 45 minute messaging sessions and want to complete two to three days of short journal entries each week. I have found this to be the most effective methodology for this platform.


I enjoy helping people gain skills that fosters calm, stability, and a sense of inner control. I look forward to supporting you through issues including compassion fatigue, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, codependency, substance misuse, grief, anger, lack of boundaries and trauma. I hold a dual BA in Gender Studies and Sociology and love supporting LBGTQIA people in the pursuit of Mental Health. I am an intersectional therapist. I have been a field researcher at the University of Arizona and for the University of Michigan in dynamic community wellness initiative grants.

I am a therapist that asks for out of session work. I ask that you journal two to three times a week for 10 minutes and share that journal with me. I do not respond to every journal .

I see clients through video, voice and live chat - I do require that you schedule the first session as live video.

*My cancelation policy: 2 missed sessions or late cancelations (less than 72 hours notice) in a 30 day period will result in my request that you seek a counselor that has more flexible availability. My availability on this platform is limited and is an offering.

We will work from a client centered approach to help you clarify your needs, be a safe place to voice your feelings and embolden your skills to live the life you want.

I will respond to text, voice messages, and video texts within in 24 hours - I do not respond to messages on Saturdays and Sundays.
New clients who reach out on Saturday or Sunday will receive an auto-response and are encouraged to schedule a session.

I work on Betterhelp Monday - Wednesday

I ask clients to get a pair of head phones and keep them on hand. I will respond to worksheets and homework by Friday of that week.
Please take these arrangements into consideration. I do not work using living chat or voice. I only work in video sessions.

Hobbies: Meditation, Reading, Traveling

Claim to fame: Resiliency excavation

Favorite Quote: “When you start longing for understanding instead of acceptance you have found your self". Stephanie Smith


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NM LPCC CTB-2022-0151


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stephanie 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 on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 days on issues concerning eating disorders, and bipolar disorder

Very Honest Therapist..

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Stephanie provides the casual yet caring approach that I seem to need at this time.

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Stephanie has been beyond amazing and helpful to me. She is very validating and understanding of my problems and concerns. She has helped me through my anxiety and gave me powerful tools that I now use on the daily. She is so kind and really listens to everything I have to say. Her responses are clear, considerate, and precise, and her journal prompts are well thought out specifically for what you need at that moment.

Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I’ve been working with Stephanie for a few months now and I still get a lot out of the experience. I’ve made an immense amount of progress. I’m lighter and much more my old self even in the midst of ongoing stressors. She is very compassionate and subtle, but also smart and direct.

Written on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I really enjoy her! She really listens to me and helps me so much! She’s so personable and that helps me a lot!!!!!

Written on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

After a couple of months working with Stephanie Smith on issues with anxiety, relationship triangles, and trauma I am realizing my capabilities. Stephanie is thoughtful and reflective and continues to give me skills so that I may nurture my mental growth.

Written on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Stephanie has been amazing and I am so grateful to have her as my counsellor. She is respectful, encouraging, always pay attention to what we talk about, patient and really easy person to talk to. She is able to make you feel comfortable in her sessions and you feel safe to talk about difficult things with her. Cannot thank her enough for what she has been doing to make my life better!

Written on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Stephanie is amazing! I was skeptical about working with a counselor via chat but Stephanie has been incredible and made me very comfortable and important! Our sessions focus on what is important for me so I am constantly feeling like progress is being made. Stephanie is also supportive of you and she takes the time to acknowledge the effort you put in. I would recommend Stephanie time and time again!

Written on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Stephanie is absolutely incredible. I can hardly find the words to describe the positive way she has changed my life. I came to her in a very dark place, never having had therapy and skeptical of it, and she met me right where I was at. After my first session, I already felt better. She gave me real world coping mechanisms, new perspectives and ways of looking at things. Not only did she help me through my initial struggle, she continues to help me improve my mental health in all areas of my life that need addressing. When you talk to her you really feel like she understands you, and always has just the right thing to say. She validates the smallest of my problems, carefully walks me through the largest, until I overcome it. I am a stronger person because of therapy with Stephanie and I am so thankful that I found her. I very highly recommend her to anyone!

Written on May 03, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Stephanie is phenomenal. She is very relatable, patient, kind, and helpful. She is active in checking in with patients and is clearly experienced in helping people with a host of circumstances.

Written on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s very informative and a wonderful person to talk to!

Written on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

At least for me she's the right fit. I'm very happy about the match and looking forward to work with her:)

Written on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Stephanie is thoughtful and intentional in every message and meeting. I feel like she hears me, and always is precise in her responses. She's very knowledgeable and articulates things that I know are true, but that I hadn't been able to form before.

Written on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Helpful and timely

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