Elizabeth Conerly Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi

Elizabeth Conerly Smith, PhD, LPC, BCTMH

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Hi, I am an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor who is dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families heal everywhere they hurt mentally, emotionally, relationally, and behaviorally.

I'm looking for people who need help
* To overcome anxiety, stress, or trauma
* Prevent burn out
* Heal from grief/loss, depression, and emotional pain
* Repair and restore marriages and families, and
* Improve their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

"It is my job to work myself out of a job by helping my clients find healing, hope, and peace quickly and send them back into their lives happy and successful. I achieve this by using comprehensive counseling techniques including brief, solution-focused therapy with a holistic approach of psychotherapy, psychoeducation, and Clinical Christian Counseling."

Elizabeth has approximately 21 years experience providing Comprehensive Counseling, Psychoeducation training, and Psychotherapy for diverse groups of individuals, couples, families. She has provided care to individuals in group homes, residential treatment facilities, prisons, acute hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient, schools, day treatment programs, and military settings.

Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Mississippi and a Board Certified Telemental Health provider. Elizabeth is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alaska. Elizabeth has a master of arts degree in Christian Counseling and a doctor of philosophy degree in Education. She has been co-owner and president of Balanced Living Counseling Services since 2008.

Elizabeth is certified to provide Moral Reconation Therapy for court adjudicated individuals for parenting skills, substance abuse issues, criminal behaviors, anger management, and codependency relationships.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Black
  • Military Families
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$125.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Ambetter
,
Anthem
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
,
Magnolia
,
Medicaid
,
Molina
,
Optum
,
Tricare
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
14
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
1381
Mississippi
Licensed Professional Counselor
180494
Alaska
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
MLPCA
General
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Southern Mississippi
PhD
2014
Oral Roberts University
MA
2000
University of Southern Mississippi
BS
1995