Tina Smith, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado, US I am a Nationally Certified Counselor in the US, and a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider in the state of Texas, US. have 5 years of experience in the mental health counseling field. I use an approach which integrates Choice Theory (understanding that our choices lead to consequences, and everything we do/don't do is still a choice) along with evidence-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I strongly believe that the relationship between a client and counselor is the backbone of any counseling relationship.
I am competent and experienced in providing professional counseling in clinical, mental health counseling; correctional counseling; sexual abuser specific counseling; adult and juvenile; sexual addictions; adjustment to major life changes; personality disorders; relationship and communication counseling.
I have experience and training in online and face to face environments and believe in the “meet them where they are” strengths-based approach to counseling. With experience providing counseling services to individuals, juveniles, and groups, I have worked with clients experiencing active suicidality and suicidal ideation, as well as with clients with active hallucinations and delusions. I have experience with clients from many cultures, races, and ethnicities. These include but are not limited to members of the BIPOC community, LGBTQIA+ communities, and clients with varied religious and legal backgrounds.
I have extensive experience working with sexual abusers, including those with active psychopathy and those with developmental delays. I hold sexual abuser specific licensure. Additionally, I have completed level one Gottman Method couples counseling and enjoy working with partners looking to expand their relationships into ones of mutual respect and joy.
Working with clients to help them find their answers to their questions is a joy. Watching change unfold and people find their path through pain, fear, and hopelessness is an ongoing benefit of working in the counseling field.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Midlife Crisis, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 82310
CO LPC 0018507
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Wouldn’t be where I am now without her. I can talk to her about anything. Some times I’m tired, or feel like putting sessions off because I think therapy isn’t not working- those are the best days when you power through. Thank you Tina.
Written on Apr 29, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management
Tina is great, she’s easy to talk to and is effective at getting the root of the problem. I made leaps and bounds with her support.
Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
She listens to me well and gives me very constructive feedback and help for my issues
Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Tina is pleasant and very available. I don’t feel like she was a good match for me-I and a lot of complex problems and her solutions were very simplistic and many I had already tried. I think I needed a therapist with more experience with panic disorder.
Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
I was nervous to do do this and Tina made me feel comfortable. She is very knowledgeable and has been helpful. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief
In just a few sessions, Tina has made me feel heard, validated and understood. She seems to understand what I have been going through from a simple conversation. She had also provided excellent strategies for me for dealing with occasional anxiety and panic. Her methods are gentle yet empowering and she understands the deep impact of toxic/abusive relationships.
Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Tina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues