Counselor in Burnet

Counselor in Lampasas

Counselor Stephanie Smith

Counselor in Kempner

If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or just a bundle of negative thoughts and emotions, I know it sometimes feel like your life has been turned upside down. I also know...there's freedom from feeling isolated, worried, angry, and fearful.

There's a better quality of life waiting for you. Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who is professionally trained with strategies to help you move through the negative emotions so the struggles and challenges do not feel so overwhelming. There's hope. There's solutions so you can live with contentment and happiness again.

I have over 20 years experience in the service field as a caseworker, educator, coordinator/director and private practice counselor. I work with individuals, 15 years and up, to assist in creating positive change while increasing abilities to enjoy the process of living.

If you would like to reach me directly, click the email button below. If you are on your mobile device, you can also call to schedule an appointment. 

 It's important for you to feel comfortable with a counselor, if you'd like to know more about me, read Dr. Smith's Profile on Psychology Today.  You can also read a few of the blogs I've written or listen to me on The MoveonPAST Podcast. These sources will give you a little more insights into my thoughts and strategies as a counselor.

Specific Areas of Specialty: 


Stress Management

Anxiety

Depression

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Trauma Resolution

Career and Lifestyle Issues

Mood Disorders

Negative thoughts & emotions

Spiritual Issues

​Relationship Issues

Overcoming disabilities 

PAST Counseling & Wellness provides professional counseling services to individuals who feel overwhelmed, overworked, and worried. If you have challenges that are making you feel stuck in your own emotions and thoughts, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) at PAST Counseling and Wellness can help. ​


​The benefits of counseling with a LPC is knowing you have access to someone trained to assist you in building your emotional resources and restoring your confidence and abilities. You can change your negative patterns and begin to replace them with positive feelings and thoughts. 


If you are experiencing difficulties with decisions, relationships, thoughts, and/or emotions, counseling services can assist you in moving forward. The therapeutic process can help you take the necessary steps to begin to make the changes you may currently be unable to do alone. 

​​​​​​​​ Meet the Counselor:

Stephanie R. Smith, Ed.D., LPC-S

​​ Therapeutic Approaches:


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)




Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, & Stress

​​​​​​​​​ Professional Counseling Services:

Continuing Education & Training Courses:


Total Body Wellness
Finding Balance
 

Meditation

Effective Communication

Educational Professional Development


* Our training courses are available to anyone that has an interest in gaining additional understanding,and increasing positive approaches to life's circumstances. Each session does offer professional CEUs for LPCs and other professionals.