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machu pichu flower

machu pichu flower

rainbow

rainbow

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FB_IMG_1661117771843

aa

aa

the roads we walk the paths we take

the roads we walk the paths we take

hawaii times

hawaii times

Get lifted with me

Get lifted with me

fuck it get lost

fuck it get lost

take risks

take risks

people will annoy you make sure they come with good views

people will annoy you make sure they come with good views

The paths you take matter

The paths you take matter

take time to make memories

take time to make memories

Hawaii flower

Hawaii flower

a cricket in your ear

a cricket in your ear

watch the sunset from above the cluouds once

watch the sunset from above the cluouds once

time change

time change

Galapagos, take time for joy

Galapagos, take time for joy

those times

those times

Stephanie Smith MS, LPCC, QMHP

I am licensed by the state of New Mexico as  a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPCC) and am a Qualified Mental Health Practitioner (QMHP) for Adults and Children in the State of Virginia. I offer mentorship to those located outside of New Mexico. Mentorship is support with personal and professional goals and does not involve diagnosis.

 

I enjoy helping people gain skills that restore their sense of self, confidence, and willingness to actively navigate the dynamics of their life.  I strive to foster calm, stability, a sense of inner control, and interest in authentic connection. I look forward to supporting you through issues including anxiety, depression, codependency, substance misuse/abuse, grief, anger, lack of boundaries, trauma, compassion fatigue, and eating disorders. I hold a Master of Science in General Mental Health Counseling with specializations in addiction treatment and somatic psychology. I hold a dual BA in Gender Studies and Sociology. I love supporting LBGTQIA people in the pursuit of Mental Health. I am an intersectional feminist and therapist. I have been a field researcher at the University of Arizona and for the University of Michigan in dynamic community wellness initiative grants.

We will work from a client centered approach to help you clarify your needs, be a safe place to voice your feelings and embolden your skills to live the life you want.

Hobbies: Cycling, Keeping up on music, Meditation, Reading, Traveling

Claim to fame: Resiliency excavation

Favorite Quote: From Night Eyes a poem by Stephanie Smith

“When I started longing for understanding instead of acceptance I found myself". 

SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Abuse, Eating disorders, Depression, Compassion fatigue

Also experienced in:
Autism Socialization and Behavior Management, Addictions, LGBT , Relationship Issues, Family Conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Anger Management , Self Esteem , Career Difficulties , Bipolar Disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality ,

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Sex Positive

 

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