Theresa Smith

(LPC)
Therapist Theresa Smith Photo

About Me

I have been a licensed professional therapist for 14 years I received my Masters degree from Oral Roberts University in 2008. I have vast experience with many behavioral, social and emotional issues. I started my career working with women who were victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. That transitioned into working with male victims and also perpetrators. This taught me how to help men with their emotional issues. Working in this field I came in contact many people who had substance abuse issues so I studied and pursued education and experience with alcohol and drug counseling. I worked in drug court and private substance abuse counseling for the last 9 years, In my practice I have gained experience helping people with depression, anxiety, trauma, abandonment, PTSD, grief, attachment, shame and anger issues. My approach is client centered therapy incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, compassion therapy and motivational therapy. I am a Christian. If my clients want spiritual help I will utilize Biblical counseling and prayer. If it will help my patients recover I will utilize it. People who contact counselors for help want to feel safe and respected never shamed or marginalized. I believe they want to be listened to and understood. I treat everyone with compassion . I am looking forward to working with you and helping you discover healthier mental health and a happier life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Women's Issues

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4351 (Expires: 2022-06-29)


Reviews

Written by D.O. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 6 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Theresa has been a Godsend to me. Challenges me to question why I feel certain ways at certain times.

Written by H.O. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Theresa is caring, considerate, and an excellent therapist

Written by C.O. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Theresa is an absolute treasure!

Written by D.O. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Theresa is very professional. She respects you and really helps you to understand yourself and past trauma. I thought I was crazy and she helped me learn that is far from the truth. I’m learning to really love myself and heal myself.

Written by J.E. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and career difficulties

Theresa is great! I enjoy working with her.

Written by S.O. on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

Theresa has been great. She has helped me connect some of the dots as to why I think the way I do, while a the same time provided material to assist in cognitive distortions. She is really a great counselor.

Written by N.I. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Theresa was very supportive, and a great listener. She was very personable, and I felt very comfortable opening up to her. I highly recommend working with her!

Written by J.A. on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Fantastic!

Written by J.O. on Jan 13, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I’ve only experienced a few sessions with Teresa and I must say she has so far been extremely helpful and kind!!

Written by P.H. on Dec 21, 2020 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Theresa is great. She listens and provides useful advice and excercises for therapy.

Written by N.A. on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Theresa was very helpful in understanding what I was going through. She was able to take what I was feeling and struggling and find ways I could cope through various thinking exercises and mindfulness activities. She helped me to overall be mindful of my thoughts. Theresa was a big help in my process of overcoming my anxiety.

Written by A.N. on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Very supportive and informative. Enjoyed talking to her very much and put me at ease.