Helaine Hunter-Smith,LMFT

Helaine Hunter-Smith,LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist, Sex Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - NV#01069
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation


8290 West Sahara Avenue
Suite #158
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

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My Approach to Helping

Do you want to feel heard, valued and understood? If you and your partner are fighting about the same things over and over again, wouldn't it be wonderful to stop that cycle? Learn how to communicate better? Be kind, loving and respectful towards one another? Let's stop the craziness and get to work.
Whether you want to heal the past or enhance the present, develop better communication skills with your mate, jump start a lackluster sex life, or finally get rid of the anxiety and depression that has been a constant presence in your life, the possibility of great change is within you. My purpose is to help guide you to create the change that can transform your life.
When couples have a hard time effectively communicating about everyday things, imagine how hard it is to talk about sex! In my office we move past the discomfort and awkwardness that talking about sex can cause so that we normalize the subject and actually have open and honest conversations. The insight gained from these oftentimes difficult but illuminating discussions will actually help the couple enhance intimacy, rekindle desire, get creative, and have a smokin sex life. There's no need to suffer in a low sex or no sex relationship.

More Info About My Practice

I have been an instructor at UNLV- the University of Nevada in Las Vegas in the department of Marriage and Family Therapy teaching the very popular "Human Sexual Behavior" course.
I have also trained with Patrick Carnes to help those suffering with sex addiction.
I am also a certified "Strategic Intervention" Life Coach, having completed training with the Robbins-Madanes Center for Strategic Intervention.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Many of my clients have had negative experiences with therapy in the past, but have been referred or recommended to me by their friends or colleagues. Their former therapist didn't participate in the session and little insight, clarity or value was had. Their therapist didn't "get them" so they discontinued, however they knew they still wanted help. They were told to give it one more try-this time with me.
My background has uniquely prepared me as a Psychotherapist. Being present, in the moment, putting myself in someone else's shoes (empathy) is part of my fiber. As a Psychotherapist I get to help people in a creative and dynamic way. Connection and communication are essential tools and the essential skills needed by an effective Psychotherapist. I love seeing the spark in someone's eye when they feel truly understood or finally figure out an important piece of a perplexing problem they've been having in their life. To be able to be of value and an an agent of positive change in someone else's life is better than a standing ovation.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, individuals, children, teens

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

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