Waynette Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama

Waynette Smith, Ed.S., LPC, NCC

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in social services and behavioral health working with diverse populations experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and relationship issues. I hold a Master of Science Degree and Education Specialist Degree in Counseling.

I provide an empathetic and supportive approach to the challenges clients experience. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy. Using various therapeutic approaches based on the individual needs of the client. One approach used is Supportive Therapy where the therapist engages in an entirely encouraging, emotional, and supportive relationship with the client as a process of promoting healthy defense mechanisms. Other approaches include, Solution-focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR and therapy that includes play techniques. I am also affiliated with a consulting group which includes a psychiatrist and nurse practitioner and we work together to understand clients from a biological and psychological perspective.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Internet/Social Media Addiction
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eclectic Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Community Specialties

  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Military Families
  • Multicultural
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

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No
Pay By
Cash, Check, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
20
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
3273
Alabama
Board Certification(s)
National Certified Counselor
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Alabama Counseling Association
Professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Alabama State University
Ed.S.
2005
Alabama State University
M.S.
2002