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Shelina Smith

Online only

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Accepting new clients
Provides online counseling through BetterHelp. This is a sponsored listing.

About me

I believe that humans are like trees. When is tree is bearing fruit that isn’t sufficient, you can cut off the fruit and the branches and hope it regrows to what you want. But, the REAL issue is the roots!

We do the same thing in our own lives. When we have habits that prevent us from functioning in a healthy way, we try so many temporary solutions and hope things will be better. Reality is…until we address the roots of those habits, we continue to set ourselves up to experience regret, hopelessness, and other feelings that lead to us to doubt the fact that it CAN get better!

My approach is to look at the whole picture to better address the issues that hinder us. Of course there will be pain and other feelings that may come up. With that said, we will ALWAYS go at YOUR speed. We will NOT dig into places that you are not ready for. I hope that with our continued relationship, that vulnerability will grow, and we can finally face those things together.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor by the state of Georgia. I have my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and my Bachelor’s in Sociology and Anthropology. I have worked in private practice, prison, school, hospital, and partial hospitalization settings.

On a personal note, when I am not providing therapy, I am a performer in NYC. Musical Theatre is a passion of mine and Broadway is definitely the end goal for me. I'm also in the process of learning Korean. My favorite cuisine is Mediterranean food. I am a bariatric patient, I had the gastric sleeve to be exact and have lost 100 lbs. I’m the type of person who goes to the beach and can stay in the water for hours. Most importantly, I never give up. Not on myself and definitely not on other people.

Ready to start your journey with me? Let’s go!

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Years in practice

8

Languages

  • English