Stephanie Smith

(LMHC)

About Me

I have 3 years of experience as a clinical counselor working with adults and adolescents in telehealth, inpatient, and outpatient settings. 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.


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 Tuesday through Thursday - from 12pm to 8pm New Mexico time.

I ask clients to get a pair of head phones and keep them on hand. I will respond to text messages, that are so welcome in between sessions, with audio messages. I will also respond to worksheets and homework returned in text with audio messages. Please take these arrangements into consideration. You are welcome to choose this option of voice text and video text over text messaging.



Hobbies: Meditation, Reading, Traveling

Claim to fame: Resiliency excavation

Favorite Quote: “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen" Brene Brown


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

LMHC #CMH0209381 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Reviews

Written by G.I. on May 03, 2021 after counseling 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 by A.N. on Apr 28, 2021 after counseling 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 by J.O. on Apr 26, 2021 after counseling 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 by O.L. on Apr 22, 2021 after counseling 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 by C.L. on Apr 16, 2021 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Helpful and timely