Counselor / Therapist
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Heather Smith, Supervisor
Compassionate, Unbiased Care
$10 Discount Per Session For Timely Payments
1306 N Locust St   
DentonTX 76201
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Practice Information:
We all struggle with issues from time to time. And we all have our unique ways of coping. On occasion a situation comes up that exceeds our abilities to cope. When this occurs, turning to a counselor for assistance is just as necessary as turning to your doctor for help when you have the flu. As a counseling professional I can offer you the tools, resources, and knowledge necessary to help you through your difficult time. Together we will talk through your concerns and worries. As we discuss your situation I will aid you in understanding your concerns more clearly. I will assist you in connecting your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to find meaning in them. And together we will determine what course of action best suits your needs. As the counselor, I will work to establish a helping relationship with you, which offers emotional safety facilitated by an unjudging and unbiased ear. As the client, you will work towards achieving your desired goals for counseling. Together we will take on whatever life has thrown your way, and when you leave counseling you will take with you new insight and new coping skills that you can use throughout your lifetime.
Bio:
"Heather N. Smith is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. She obtained a bachelor of science degree in counseling with a minor in psychology through Texas A&M-Commerce. Ms. Smith continued her training and earned a masters degree in education from The University of North Texas (UNT) in August of 2007. While at UNT she participated in advanced play therapy training through The Center for Play Therapy, the world's largest play therapy facility. Ms. Smith completed one of two in school internships through The Center for Play Therapy under the direction of Sue Bratton, LPC, RPT-S, Director of the Center for Play Therapy and Associate Professor at The University of North Texas. Ms. Smith completed a second in school internship through University Behavioral Health (UBH) under the direction of Gary Massey, Director of Outpatient Services. While at UBH she assisted individuals on both the adult and child and adolescent units. For the past nine years Ms. Smith has assisted Dr. Townsend-Parchman, adult psychiatrist, as a crisis intervention assistant and as his operations manager. In talk therapy, Ms. Smith takes a Cognitive Behavioral (CB or CBT) approach and aids clients in their efforts to talk through their concerns while focusing on their thoughts and how these thoughts effect their feelings and behaviors. It is through this process in which she facilitates clients to approach their challenges with new insight and direction. In the summer of 2009 Ms. Smith continued her training in CBT by attending Dr. Aaron T. Beck's training seminar in Cognitive Therapy at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Smith's training and experience allows her to work with children and adults.
Practice Areas:
 Counseling / Therapy
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Asperger's Syndrome
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Eating Disorders
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Relationship Issues
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
Certifications:
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Education:
Workshop Training

*2009 Cognitive Therapy Workshop at The Beck institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research
*UNT Center for Play Therapy 2008 Summer Institute Workshop
*Integrating Non-Directive and Directive Play Therapy Approaches:
A Framework for Individualizing Treatment to Fit Each Child’s Needs
Sandtray and More Play-Based Therapeutic Encounters


Education

Master of Education Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honors Society
University of North Texas
Box 311277
Denton, Texas 76203-1277


Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Chi Honors Society
Texas A&M University-Commerce
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429


Associate of Arts Honors Graduate, Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society
Trinity Valley Community College
1200 East Hwy. 20
Terrell, Texas 75160


Professional Experience

Licensed Professional Counselor / Owner
October 2011 - Present

Reflections Counseling of Denton
207 W. Hickory, Suite 110
Denton, Texas 76201


Operations Manager / HIPAA Compliance Officer
2002 – Present

Wallace R. Townsend-Parchman
General Psychiatry
207 W. Hickory, Suite 110
Denton, Texas 76201


Licensed Professional Counselor / Supervisor
2007 to October 2011

Psychiatry and Counseling of Denton
207 W. Hickory, Suite 110
Denton, Texas 76201


Graduate Internship, Adult, Adolescence, and Child Units
2007 Summer I & II

University Behavioral Health
2026 West University Drive
Denton, Texas 76201


Graduate Internship, Center for Play Therapy
2007 Spring Semester

University of North Texas
PO Box 310560
Denton, Texas 76203-0560
Payments Accepted:
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Checks, Cash
Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fridays: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost/Session:
$85 - $120
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