Tyela Smith


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.


  • 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: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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


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!