About me

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of South Carolina with over 10 years of experience working as a mentor, therapist, and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

SC LPC 7676


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tanya 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 Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coaching

I am very pleased to be connected with Tanya. I knew right away she was right for me. She was timely, attentive, very perceptive and helpful. I look forward to working with her.

Written on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd

Enjoying our time

Written on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Tanya for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coaching

So far, Tanya has been keeping me accountable and providing useful resources. We haven’t had our initial session yet, but I’m excited to get started soon!

Written on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Tanya for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Tanya for two weeks now. I already feel a difference in my mood and I feel better. She is very knowledgeable, nonjudgmental, and really lets me control every session. I would recommend her. I am enjoying this experience.

Written on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ms. Tanya has been helping me very much to deal with my emotions as well as to understand that I have to consider others emotions and feelings as well. I am so glad I have started this journey of healing with her as my therapist! I look forward to our sessions!

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Tanya is amazing! She has helped me with new coping skills for my anxiety and helps me approach situations with a different perspective. She is very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to!

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders

Tanya is thorough and attentive. She is incredibly easy to talk to and has helped me a great deal. Would recommend!

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and eating disorders

So far I have really enjoyed talking with Tanya

Written on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've only had three session with Tanya so far, but I'm really enjoying her energy so far. She's supportive and helps me with concrete actions. I'm really excited to be working with her!

Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Tanya is wonderful. I am grateful to have such a wonderful person in my corner

Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Great listener and therapist. I feel comfortable to talk about my issues. Shes reliable and honest

Written on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Tanya helped me out of a very dark place after a breakup. She gave me the confidence to set boundaries (which was SO hard for me!) and the tools to recognize red flags in the dating world. I have learned so much about myself in terms of thinking patterns, core beliefs, and how I relate to others. I now have higher self esteem and greater understanding of myself. Thank you, Tanya <3

Written on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I really like Tanya Smith because she is knowledgeable and gives me tools to deal with my issues. She has help me work with my anxiety and with my mother. I am grateful and I'd like to keep her for a while.

Written on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Tanya for about 4 months now and she has been nothing short of amazing! She knows how to deal with all of the many situations I come at her with. She is professional but personable and gives the best advice. Highly recommend!

Written on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd

I feel very comfortable speaking with Tanya, and she has been very lovely to work with! Even in the short time we have had so far, we are a good fit and she makes me feel at ease.

Written on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is great!!

Written on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very personable and let me drive the direction of therapy

Written on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Tanya has been great those far. Very responsive.

Written on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

It’s has only been a short time but in this amount of time, I feel like she has helped me tremendously. She listens and provides support. She has taught me several different techniques to help overcome my anxiety. Look forward to more sessions with her.

Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I'm moving on to other services acerpted by my insurance. But the time we did have was very nice. Tanya listens really well and seems to truly understnad and empathize

Written on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Tanya so far has been imperative to the progress in rebuilding my relationship with my fiance from the ground up, and helping to make me aware of MANY facets of my life which were impacting my decisions on a regular basis. She has helped me take a step back, re-assess and become aware of my triggers and insecurities where I now feel more comfortable opening up and expressing myself freely. Although there is still a lot of work to do, I certainly see it as something which could be overcome in the near future.

Written on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tanya has helped me start a journey that is changing my life for better and helping others around me. She listens and has great solutions to issues. She has a diverse background and is very talented. Thanks!

Written on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Great therapist, listens and she’s very understanding and gives you precise and direct advice!

Written on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Tanya has been working with me a short while and has already made my days better. Talking with her is just so easy and she really helps you to be accountable. She gives great insight and perspective. I love her approach! She has a variety of work hours to accommodate my crazy schedule. Honestly such a great experience!

Written on Jan 30, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

This has been flexible, easy and convenient!

Written on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Tanya is skilled at maintaining a professional distance and not getting caught up in my drama, and provides some helpful suggestions.

Work with me!