I am a knowledgeable therapist - Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, who takes a non-judgmental, open-minded, practical approach, with an understanding that we are all different. Utilizing this approach, along with evidenced-based practices, I educate, encourage and empower clients to increase growth and healing.
I have first-hand experience with the military culture. I am a veteran and I was a military spouse. I understand the challenges that the military can bring - from military trauma, separation due to deployment, to combat-related stress.
I am currently independently licensed in the state of Kentucky, specializing in addictions, primarily substance use. I am experienced working with individuals who struggle with mental health disorders - depression, anxiety, trauma and issues coping with daily life stresses. I am no stranger to teens and young adults as I have worked in a youth group home setting.
I look forward to working with you towards wellness and wholeness!!!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Anger management
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPCC #260907 (Expires: 2022-03-15)
Yvette is a great therapist. I love that she responds to your messages in the chat box so quickly. You'll enjoy working with her.
Yvette is awesome. I never feel judged when chatting with her. She helped me clarify a lot of my thoughts and always seeks to understand where I’m at. She is a lovely human being that I am very grateful for!
Yvette is kind and approachable.
I have been in and out of therapy for a number of years, but I have never found someone who understands me and has been able to help me quite like Yvette. She is kind, understanding, patient and makes me feel so comfortable in our sessions. She helps me reason through things and provides me perspective when I lose it. I could recommend her enough.
Yvette is such a good therapist and I would highly recommend her. She has been helping me so much since I have started with her. She has a really good approach, she listens very carefully and she has a great attitude, she is very positive and she has given me a lot of good insights into things. Thank you!
Yvette is such a great person and she definitely gets me thinking about what my problems actually are. She has given me many useful tools to navigate my home, church, and work life and she is very straightforward, which I appreciate:)
She’s such an amazing therapist. I’ve only been with her for a couple of months now and she’s helped me so much
Yvette is the only counseller that’s been able to help me, I think I would still be in a dark place without her support
Yvette has been great to me. Very understanding and insightful therapist who despite how I feel she helps me by giving me pointed and concise support.
Yvette has helped me so much. She is extremely compassionate but also will be real with me, and that’s what I need. She’s really made my mental health so much better. I’m very thankful for her!
Smart, efficient, extremely professional
Yvette is really nice, she’s always open to ideas of what could be wrong and I never feel judged
Yvette is a great counselor, and her treatment methods may be contrary to some, but she is very versatile in her ways and is able to adapt well to different therapy participants to get her meaning/methodology across. I highly recommend Yvette, and anyone who uses her should be able to get the help they need
Yvette has been a help in moving forward in life and understanding relationships. She has been a motivator and shows sincerity in her counselling approach. She is a good listener. She has good skills and takes a professional approach. She is confident and enthusiastic and meaningful. Her comments are valuable. I have grown in receiving therapy
Yvette is very kind and knowledgeable. She helps me get to the root of the problem and provides me with great feedback and encouragement. Yvette is very prompt in responding to me and respectful of my time.
Yvette is very responsive and flexible. She provides wonderful insights and suggestions. She has helped me develop strategies and set goals for adapting to big life changes. I have seen 9 therapists over the last 20 years and Yvette has helped me more than anyone. She is truly the best!
Yvette has been an absolute light and has made such a difference in my life in such a short period of time. She is highly responsive, leads sessions with care and is a joy to speak with. For my first experience with therapy I couldn’t be more thrilled to have been paired with Yvette.
I think Yvette is one of the best counselors I’ve ever had, I appreciate how honest she is with me and doesn’t let make excuses, i was really hesitant to even start therapy but now I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Can’t completely express how wonderful Yvette has been. So thankful I was partnered with her. Have had seven therapist throughout the years. She has helped me more than all of them combined
Yvette has really helped me put my problems into perspective and alter my expectations
Yvette has been very professional, patient and supportive in addressing my concerns. Her approach to assisting me work through my goals has been personalised to my needs. She is very relatable and down to earth.
Yvette and I have only had one session together but it was extremely helpful. She is very responsive and has checked up on me since then. I feel confident in her expertise and speaking with her was very easy.
I only worked with Yvette for a short period of time, but she was EXTREMELY helpful. She helped me come up with some good tools to use to help with my anxiety and helped me to understand that sometimes I don’t need to know the origin of everything.
She is upfront and honest, which I appreciate! Thanks so much, Yvette.
I appreciate Yvette’s counsel that really helped me in my situation. I will continue my sessions and I would recommend BetterHelp to others
I’ve only had one session so far, but she’s already helped me immensely with recommending I keep a journal to track my feelings and by helping me process my emotions. I’m really looking forward to having more sessions with her, I’m have hopes again that I can feel better and normal again with her help.
Yvette Smith is by far the best counsel I have received in finding guidance in life. I can't thank her enough for her perspective and giving tools to deal with life’s challenges. As a gay black man, problems can be intersectional in balancing our mental health. She provides excellent comfort and understanding in her weekly sessions. Eventually, our sessions felt like talking to a great friend and went beyond a cordial therapist-client relationship. She is friendly, attentive, and very resourceful in providing tools in dealing with your mental health. I will gladly go to her for any problems that may pop up because not only does she excel as a counselor, but an overall wonderful person. I will gladly recommend her to anyone seek help.
Yvette is a qualified, down to earth, empathetic, and kind counselor. She has lots of experience dealing with various types of mental ailments and suffering. She has helped me see certain things in a new perspective and I appreciate her insight
Still early in the process with her, and have only had 1 session in video, but quite a few texts. She responds quickly and thoroughly and definitely is trying to understand the situation and offer advice and ask questions...
I’ve only been working with Yvette for a few weeks but she’s a consistent and approachable person to speak with. She’s offered insights into my messages that I hadn’t noticed and I like that she pushes me without feeling like I’m being pushed.
Yvette is great. I like her straightforward approach. It's good to have someone understand you concerns but also tell you when you're in the wrong. I'd reccomend her services to anyone looking for counselling.
Yvette is a great counselor. She is real, honest, and to the point. She tells you like it is in a caring way. It feels like you are talking to a friend with really good advice and not a counselor.
Yvette is the solution to all my prayers, she helped me grow up, opened my eyes and mind and helped me change the way I think of my problems, I really love having her as my counselor, she is a professional.
She’s amazing, amazing personality, feel very comfortable around her, very safe to talk to her about all my worry’s, without feeling like I’m being judged and is very helpful, if she was this side of the world I’d choose her as a friend, great counsellor
Yvette has given me tools to help me focus on keeping my emotional reactions in control and regroup myself during a great change in my life. She is direct and honest. She also acknowledges my success and helps me to recognize my areas of struggle. I also enjoy that we can work on things piece by piece at my pace. I have A LOT going on right now with family dynamic changes, my job, and personal growth trying to move all those pieces at the same time is complicated. She also makes no judgement when I just speak my mind and I really love that.
Really great counselor. I feel like Yvette doesn't let me lie to myself and offers ideas and perspectives I've never considered which help me to better understand and deal with things. She's friendly and encouraging, and from the get-go she made me feel as comfortable as possible during our interactions - which I'm grateful for as I was very anxious about how it might be awkward and I wouldn't feel like I'm getting any help at all. Fortunately it's the opposite!
Yvette is a great therapist who is genuine and well spoken with a great insight and a very non-judgmental attitude. She is easy to talk to and always responds quickly to my messages.
Yvette is very non judgemental and share related stories to help me understand how i am. She kicks my butt when needed though
I think that Yvette is attentive and shares advice that I can apply to life. She is very consistent and patient with me
Yvette is a very direct and knowledgable counsellor. She has been able to cut through the nonsense to see where the root of a lot of my problems lie. Time and again she helps me see things in an objective manner and provides me with the honesty I need to come out of myself and look at things from a less emotional point of view. I know that I can trust her to bring sense to my irrational ways of thinking and help me to cut the world down to a size that I can easier handle.
It has been a delight to work with Yvette. She is very empathetic and patient, whilst not being afraid to be truthful when the time required it. She will always go the extra mile and does it with a friendly smile.
Yvette is wonderful. She truly listens and responds with thoughtful, helpful dialogue and useful techniques for managing anxiety. She is incredibly accessible and offers a variety of ways to communicate, as well as various times to schedule sessions. I definitely recommend her.
Yvette has been great! Fantastic support and great insight
So far Yvette has been very kind and receptive. Every time I speak to her she guides me to right direction and her suggestions are super valid. speaking your mind definitely relieves part of your mind burden and Yvette’s smile makes it much easier
I cannot sing enough praise for how incredible Yvette is. I have regained confidence in myself and learned new techniques on how to keep myself mentally strong and open. I have turned many people to BetterHelp off of my experience with Yvette.
She is helpful and has given me resources to think about.
Yvette Smith is phenomenal. She listens with no judgment and is incredibly insightful. One session with her helped me tremendously. She's terrific.
Yvette is very easy to talk and very encouraging. She shares a lot of useful tips for things that help in my everyday life. She allows me to talk about things that are troubling me but also keeps me focused.
Yvette is really good at what she does. I felt very comfortable sharing my concerns with her. I never felt judged or dismissed and the guidance offered helped me in so many ways that I will carry on with me for the rest of my life.
Has been super super helpful on my journey! Took me from living inside my head and my anxiety to being able to be present and enjoy my life. Deepened my current relationship and made them better. Can't recommend enough.
Yvette is kind and understanding and gives good advice :)
I think Yvette is an excellent counselor. I’m not in a good spot right now personally, lots of relationship and family stuff, but she’s really helping me get a grip on my life and take control. I wouldn’t be able to take the steps forward that I have without her help.
In the short amount of time, Yvette has given me great insight through her support, as well as her resources. I will say that through her expertise, I was able to successfully navigate through struggling with childhood traumas, ptsd, panic attacks, and general feelings of confusion and guilt.
I highly recommend her as an excellent and caring counsellor.
Yvette is wonderful. She's easy to talk to, understanding, non-judgmental. I feel so lucky to have been paired with her. I really look forward to our conversations. My life has improved so much since I've started communicating with her and I'm so grateful I've signed up for therapy.
She's amazing. Yvette understands the individual she is working with and adapts to their way of opening up and talking about their situation at least that has been my experience thus far.
Yvette is doing an incredible job of helping me better understand my personal feelings and navigate the emotional damage done by loving an addict. She has helped me realize I was not a cause of his addiction but I was a casualty of his battle with addiction.
Yvette is clearly an expert in her field. She's kind, empathetic, and practical, and has been more than willing to work with me at my own pace, using the techniques that are most comfortable for me. She is warm and easy to talk to, and has checked in on me to offer advice and encouragement through messaging between our phone sessions. I feel much better and much more in control of my anxiety since I started working with Yvette.
Even during the first session I saw that Yvette cares about helping me, listening, letting me be heard, and is willing to be direct and honest and say what I didn't even realize I needed to hear. Every session so far with Yvette has "a-ha!" moments that give me new insight and direction, and she supports me throughout each week in addressing what I'm experiencing and working on the very realistic goals we set together for me. Would recommend her to anyone who would benefit from being cared for, understood, guided, and learning about themselves and the challenges they're facing.
Yvette has helped me immensely in a short period of time, she’s given me tools to help manage my concerns and I’ve already seen the benefit!
Thus far in our therapy relationship Yvette has been wonderful. Very understanding and supportive. I greatly appreciate being able to talk to her without judgement.
Very friendly and very professional. She is particularly insightful and clearly listens to what you are saying.
Yvette listens intently, understands and gives helpful, professional advice in a very friendly manner, and always replies to my journals objectively and positively. She is kind and approachable.
Good feedback when I am reluctant to open up and show parts of me, helpful and understanding even with my past of bad behaviors and current struggles.
I did not think this way of counseling would benefit me in anyway but my experience with the app and my counselor, Yvette, was a good one. I enjoyed the conversations, guidelines etc we had. I'm getting better each day.
Yvette is considerate and thoughtful during my sessions. She brings a positive and upbeat energy, which helps make difficult topics more comfortable.