Tyela Smith

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C010664 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Tyela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She listens and provides good techniques to try.

Written by M.O. on Mar 13, 2020 after counseling with Tyela for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Tyela has been an outstanding counselor and am so thankful for her insight , support and empathy. I have been talking with her for months and she has been so consistent in checking in on me between our sessions . She is very good and being a person you can vent to while also guiding you through processing your feelings and thoughts I a very gentle way!

Written by M.A. on Feb 21, 2020 after counseling with Tyela for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I sometimes wish that she would be a little more tough with me, but overall I have really enjoyed working with her and think she really listens and gives me good feedback and offers different ways to think about a problem. She responds quickly and that has been really nice for when I am in the middle of a panic attack or really having an issue keeping it together.

Written by S.T. on Jan 02, 2020 after counseling with Tyela for 2 months

Tyela is the best. That's it, she reaches out to me regularly, does her best to understand and listen while also being non-judgemental. She's a gem, give her a raise.

Written by A.L. on Dec 23, 2019 after counseling with Tyela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

I’m just getting started but so far I really like working with Tyela!

Written by A.B. on Aug 14, 2019 after counseling with Tyela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Tyela is the best! It’s like talking to a friend. You can tell she truly cares what you have to say. She always makes me feel comfortable. She is very professional and checks in during the week to see how I’m doing. I feel comfortable to ask her questions or bring up concerns. She’s is amazing. Anyone is lucky to have her as their counselor.

Written by M.A. on Aug 13, 2019 after counseling with Tyela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Tyela has been amazing! She has given me steps and goals to achieve what I want. She is so quick to answer any questions I may have! Looking forward to continuing our work together! I am hopeful again and that is an amazing feeling!

Written by N.A. on Aug 06, 2019 after counseling with Tyela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tyela is very friendly and supportive. She gives good advice and offers new insightful perspectives. 10/10 would recommend.

Written by C.A. on Jun 14, 2019 after counseling with Tyela for 2 weeks

Tyela listens to my concerns. She offers valuable feedback, tools, and strategies for me to utilize when I am facing anxiety.

Written by T.Q. on Jun 10, 2019 after counseling with Tyela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Tyela Smith has been very thorough and responds with care. I appreciate her patience with me.

Written by J.A. on May 31, 2019 after counseling with Tyela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

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.

Written by C.A. on May 13, 2019 after counseling with Tyela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by A.D. on Apr 29, 2019 after counseling with Tyela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Tyela provides excellent support in navigating my concerns and issues.

Written by M.E. on Apr 22, 2019 after counseling with Tyela for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by C.A. on Mar 29, 2019 after counseling with Tyela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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!