Hi there! I'm glad you're here! I'm a wife, a mom of 4 and a Seminarian with 9 years of counseling experience. Before branching into private practice I spent years working in the Child Welfare System. I'm passionate about counseling and look forward to walking alongside you.
As a practitioner, my clients range in age from 18-65 and bring to counseling a diverse set of issues ranging from human sexuality, abuse, drug use, mood disorders (e.g. Anxiety & Depression), serious mental illness and family, parenting and marriage issues.
My process involves getting to know my client and building trust as we work together to determine how the counseling process can best serve them. Once trust is cultivated and the issues are unveiled, we're able to move forward with a Person Centered focus that intersects psychology and a biblical worldview. This Person Centered Approach relies on the clients willing and active Christian faith and may incorporate various therapies like CBT, DBT, Reality Therapy, Gestalt, Narrative Therapy and others as appropriate.
As a we walk through the counseling discipleship process, the end goal is to continue to be transformed into the Image of God. My hope is that my clients will utilize the counseling process to re-frame & heal from past traumas, while being equipped to thrive through the current dilemmas of life.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
GA LPC LPC012464
Yvonne is very knowledgeable. She knows how to word things to not only be sensitive to your situation, but also makes you think about your situation in a different way to be able to overcome obstacles. She’s very easy to talk to and also empathizes which definitely helps. I would recommend Yvonne to anyone. She doesn’t push things and is very patient with my awkwardness and emotions.
Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Yvonne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
She has helped me realize that spending time on my self is not being selfish but rather giving my self "self-love". Yvonne makes me feel heard and like my feelings are important. I am really glad I have her as a therapist!
Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Yvonne for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I’ve talked with many therapist and Mrs. Smith is by far my favorite! She’s attentive, Christ-Centered, and she puts me at ease as if I’m talking to a friend and not a “psych doctor” if that makes sense. Exposing myself, being open and transparent is extremely difficult for me as it is. She’s compassionate without making me feel as if I’m a victim…..rather a Victor
Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Yvonne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is very understanding and is able to keep me on track when I start rambling or getting off subject. She is such a great listener and knows just what to say. I am so thankful that she accepted me as a client and look forward to working with her more.
Written on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Yvonne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Don't let her age fool you!!! Mrs. Smith is older mentally beyond her years!!! Her demeanor is always pleasant and uplifting. For anyone that is looking for a woman of God to help them navigate through the valley of life, I highly recommend Mrs. Yvonne Smith.
Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Yvonne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse
Written on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Yvonne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes