Michelle Smeller, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas

Michelle Smeller, LMFT

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The Joyful Life Counseling Center is a place where children, adolescents, adults, couples and families can shed their past, renew their love and learn to communicate in a healthy, non-judgmental way...full of play, laughter and joy.

Here you are. Things may not be bad, but they aren’t really good either. It’s amazing how much pain, unhappiness, emptiness and isolation we are willing to endure before we do anything. Forces outside of our control, like the COVID pandemic, have exacerbated social anxiety in teens and adults; resulting in higher levels of suicide. Perhaps you have tried everything you can imagine and nothing worked. You may be frightened that things will never be good again. The good news is our body, mind and spirit are hard-wired for healing. Sometimes, we just need a little help. Especially, when others have worked hard to tear us down.
Together, we can uncover the source of any false negative beliefs; such as, "I'm not good enough," "I'm broken," or "I don't deserve happiness." We can tailor a treatment plan that is specific to your needs and personality so that you may begin the process of healing and get back to the business of living with increased joy and sense of meaning and purpose.
If trauma such as domestic violence, assault, negative childhood experiences or bullying are at the root of your distress, we can address it with specialized trauma treatments like EMDR. If your relationships are at the root of your pain, we can work together to restore them. It's time. Time to take that first step.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Cancer Survivors
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$90.00 - $120.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Venmo, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Texas Wesleyan University
Master of Science