Vicki Smith, LPC
Vicki Smith, LPC
|Professions: Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor|
Billing and Insurance
Fees: $125 per session
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Are you tired of saying yes when you mean no?
Do you often feel edgy and irritable because you have too much going on?
Do you feel like you take things too personally?
Putting others before ourselves can be a dangerous habit. Most of us want to be liked and we will do almost anything to feel important and cared for by others. We worry about being judged or rejected and we focus on what others think of us as a way of assuring we are likeable and okay. Its exhausting to focus on the external world to validate our existence.
Life doesnt have to be so much work! Our minds are the starting point for the worry, doubt and dissatisfaction we experience. You have more control over what goes on in your mind than you might think!
I can help you slow down your thinking. When you are able to see what you are doing, notice what you are thinking, then you have a leg in the game. What you may experience by slowing your thoughts:
Ability to see positive things in life - not just a focus on the negative
Closer and more fulfilling relationships
Decrease in habitual patterns - your personal habits and patterns with others (move past old arguments you get caught in again and again)
Less feeling your life/schedule is running you and more control of your time and emotional energy
Its empowering to be able to slow down and have time to decide how you want to respond to something instead of reacting. Life is going to trigger us. People are going to disappoint us. Plans are going to go array. Wouldnt you like to have some options about how you handle life instead of putting it in the hands of other people?
Email or Call Vicki Smith, LPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24473
More Info About My Practice
Fees for 50 minute sessions are $125 for individuals. I am a provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plan only.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Most of us would prefer to handle our "issues" on our own. Showing vulnerability is not easy. Sometimes our friends don't know what to say so they offer advice or give pep talks. We can end up feeling unheard or even judged.
Psychotherapy offers an unattached perspective. It is like a laboratory for exploring things from different angles and experimenting with different approaches. My clients say, "I have never thought about it that way." That mindset creates new options and hope that things won't always be this way.
My Therapy Focus
"If thinking guided us out of our problems, we would all be great sages by now." - A Gradual Awakening.
I have great appreciation for our minds, and...I do not believe we can resolve our emotional concerns by analyzing or figuring out what caused the pain. Most of us were not taught how to deal with discomfort. We react to our emotions by repression or trying to talk ourselves out of feeling so strongly. Then we find other ways of numbing the pain. These ways eventually turn on us and we are left with feeling the original pain and the consequences of avoiding.
A helpful approach is to slow down the automatic and reactive ways we deal with our daily stressors. That allows us to learn what is triggering us. From there we learn to pause and come up with other healthy options so we can decrease our stress instead of plowing through it and hoping for the best.
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Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
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