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Yvette Smith, LPCC, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Anger management Depression
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About me

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 Washington state and 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!!!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Body Image, 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

Clinical approaches: 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

License information

KY LPCC 260907

WA LMHC LH61257163


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Yvette Smith. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Yvette is a dedicated therapist and healer. I appreciate how committed she is to my growth and healing, and also appreciate her direct and also compassionate approach.

Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

She is a good listener and an encouraging person. I would like to speak with her more.

Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I find her friendly, calm, and understanding to listen to me and all I've got to say.

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and a

Kind thoughtful and focused on what is important

Written on Jan 01, 2023 after therapy with Yvette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Yvette is great. She makes you feel comfortable but also gently pushes to make sure you’re making progress. She has definitely helped me in a short amount of time.

Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, eating disorders, and self esteem

Yvette is amazing and has helped me a lot with my trauma and building myself up so that I can now stand on my own two feet and work through things on my own. She has been so immensely helpful and is very caring and supportive (and also very funny). I would recommend Yvette to anyone and has loved having her as my therapist!

Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma and abuse