Hi! My name is Tyela Smith, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently practicing in North Carolina. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, then went on to obtain my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia in 2014. I began practicing in the field very shortly after graduating with my Masters, and have been working primarily with adults in community-based settings.
I have extensive experiencing working with clients facing a variety of struggles including anxiety, depression, severe mental health disorders, substance abuse and dependence, life changes, relationship problems, and physical and emotional trauma. My counseling style is primarily interactive and individualized. I believe that what works for one person does not necessarily work for another, so my primary role as a therapist is to be both your guide and your support. I utilize several approaches including cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and psychodynamic theories. I am devoted to helping you find more effective and healthy ways to cope while assisting you in identifying your personal strengths.
It is my personal commitment to provide a non-judgmental, supportive, and empathetic approach when working with you. I understand that therapy can be a difficult process, so I am looking forward to supporting and guiding you through your therapeutic journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
LCSW #C010664 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
Tyela is the best mental health professional I have spoken to. She has such a great way of understanding my issues and always seems to know how to provide me with comfort and support while still maintaining an objective and unbiased point of view. She provides great insight and guidance but also makes me feel at ease to vent because of how well she listens to, validates and appreciates my feelings. Her professional expertise has made so much difference in my life.
Tyela listens to my concerns. She offers valuable feedback, tools, and strategies for me to utilize when I am facing anxiety.
Tyela Smith has been very thorough and responds with care. I appreciate her patience with me.
Tyela is incredible. I’ve had many therapists before and I have finally found someone who is empathetic, non-judgmental, understanding of cultural backgrounds, as well as helps work through coping strategies over a period of time so that a positive mindset becomes habitual and sustainable! I view her not as a therapist who wants my money when I speak to her, but more so as a friend who I look forward to speaking with and trust with my inner self.
I’ve had several different counselors, but none like Tyela. From the first live session, it was like she was reading my mind. She is very thorough and clear so I know I’m being heard. She is a huge part of my healing and growth process and I’m excited to progress further.
Tyela provides excellent support in navigating my concerns and issues.
I initially sought out help front Tyela to work on my anxiety. She ended up helping me examine the underlying issues that lead to my anxiety and helped me cope with them in a healthy manner. I have noticed an immense change in my mood and thought patterns. Tyela responds in a timely manner and has always been great about informing me of her availability. I can’t thank her enough!
Tyela effective listens to my concerns and responds in a timely manner. In the matter of 2 weeks I was able to see a shift in my mood at both work and also socially! She really has me excited to see how much I could achieve this year!