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
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Eating disorders
- Compassion fatigue
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , 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 , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
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
NM LPCC CTB-2022-0151
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Very Honest Therapist..
Stephanie provides the casual yet caring approach that I seem to need at this time.
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.
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.
I really enjoy her! She really listens to me and helps me so much! She’s so personable and that helps me a lot!!!!!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
She’s very informative and a wonderful person to talk to!
At least for me she's the right fit. I'm very happy about the match and looking forward to work with her:)
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.
Helpful and timely