Holly Smith

LMHC

Holly Smith

LMHC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - MH11529
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • United Health Care
Fees: $125 for 50-minute individual sessions
$145 for 50-minute couples sessions
$175 for 90-minute EMDR session
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Weekend Availability

Offices

VALRICO, Florida 33594

My Approach to Helping

I believe we come into this life with everything we need. Often times the key to recovery is uncovering all the resources we have that have been forgotten. I specialize in trauma recovery and I approach healing from a mind, body, spirit perspective. What are your thoughts and neurological patterns that are stuck and need adjustment? What emotions and sensations are in your body and asking to be released? What belief systems do you have about how you fit into this world and how can they connect you to something bigger than yourself? I use a variety of holistic methods and techniques in my work with clients and will meet you exactly where you are.

More Info About My Practice

I currently see clients virtually via HIPAA compliant video conferencing platforms.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

For as long as I can remember, I have had a basic question in the back of my head: "why are we the way we are?" It was the drive to figure that out that first brought me to the mental health field. What I learned is that the answer to that question is different for everyone. Being a part of others' journeys toward self-discovery is an honor and I consider myself privileged when someone invites me to participate. I am constantly growing alongside my clients and allow their journey to influence my own.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Having good chemistry with your therapist is primary. Although many qualified therapists can help you on your journey of self-discovery and healing, finding someone you "click" with is vital. I consider this exploration one of the most important parts at the beginning of a counseling experience. The alliance between therapist and client has the potential to go so much further when the right fit is found. An appropriate expectation to have is that your therapist is open and honest - especially with feedback that may not be easy to hear. We seek out assistance to get a new perspective from a professional, not to be told what we want to hear. The ideal therapeutic alliance involves both sensitivity to the emotions of the client and a level of honest, direct feedback.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

I don't like the term "disorders." Every person, regardless of their life experiences or biology has periods of time in their lives that are a struggle. I believe that much of the way we view or problems is influenced by our childhood and young adult experiences. We develop certain perceptions about life, ourselves and others that can limit our ability to grow and move past our struggles. Having said that, there are also sometimes pre-existing chemical imbalances that make this process more difficult. Although I don't view medication as an independent way to manage emotional problems, it can sometimes be the element that allows talk-therapy to be most productive.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    My area of specialties include sexual trauma, birth trauma, maternal mental health, fertility issues, parenting, spiritual health and wellness, and working with the LGBTQIA+ population.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fertility Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Incest
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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