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Licensed Professional Counselor

David Smith, MA LPC NCC

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Empower Yourself. Free Your Spirit
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Seeking counseling can be a difficult first step. It can be difficult for us to acknowledge our pain, and often we feel guilty about it. Feelings are not good or bad, they just are—the consequences of those feelings are what we can influence. Counseling is important because it can provide a safe place to speak the truth about what we are going through. Our truth is powerful and can be a motivator for making changes to how we feel and what we do. Counseling can help us identify our values, goals, and beliefs and to harness them to help us heal.

Only you know what hurts, what brings you joy, and what changes you want to make. I can collaborate with you as you connect with your truth. I believe that knowing our truth liberates and empowers us. Change is a journey and it is often hard to make alone. I would be honored to accompany you for this part of your journey.

I work with clients who are struggling with substance abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, and anger. I also work with clients who have criminal charges and criminal convictions, usually related to drugs or alcohol. I have special training in working with clients who have diverse cultural, spiritual, race, class, gender, and sexual identities.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Addiction / Substance Abuse  Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic  Bicultural Difficulties  Caregiver Issues
 Depression  Domestic Violence  Group Therapy
 Life Transitions  Loneliness  Men's Issues
 Online / Phone / Skype Therapy  Problem Gambling  Relationships
 Self Esteem Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)  National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Bio
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado Denver.

I have been practicing since 2009, and I have been in private practice since 2011.

My style and my beliefs about therapy and our relationship influence our work together. These are some of my guiding principles:

You are the expert in your life; so rather than providing advice, my role is to facilitate you discovering what works for you.
Our therapy relationship provides a space where you can practice new behaviors, ways of being, and ways of interacting.
Feelings are not good or bad, they just are—the consequences of those feelings are what we can influence.
Therapy can be an opportunity to discover our truth and to identify our values, goals and beliefs.
Truth is therapeutic and empowering.
If you have questions about how to choose a therapist who feels right for you, please give me a call so we can briefly discuss whether you and I might work well together. I am happy to provide referrals as well.
Education/Training
2009 Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado Denver
Memberships
National Board for Certified Counselors
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards
Hours:Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 6:00
License:LPC0011218