Lorraine SmithLPC

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Availability

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In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

My personal experiences has helped me in gaining a better perspective on how to support clients who are going through the most difficult challenges. It has also increased my ability to empathize with client and to be present with them in their journey towards healing.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Success in therapy can look as simple as the opportunity to connect with a therapist who understands your struggles and is able to listen and support you in your journey. Progress can be recognized by personal growth and increased ability to handle stressful moments.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I grew up in a small town in Jamaica, where my mother would offer support to anyone who was in need. She would feed those who were hungry, traveled to the doctor with the elderly when they were sick, ensured that children who came to our home were fed, and counseled both the young and the old. I became inspired by my mother helping others, and the helping profession chose me by way of a natural calling.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$150

First Session

$180

Family Therapy

$180

Couples Therapy

$150

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Family Session

Individual Session

Retreats

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Art Therapy

Coaching

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Gestalt Therapy

Integrative Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Multicultural Therapy

Music Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Psychological Testing and Evaluation

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified Family Trauma Professional Intensive Training: Effective Techniques for Treating Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Families

Personality Disorders Certificate Course: Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment & Management

Drs. John and Julie Gottman on the 10 Core Principles for Effective Couples Therapy

Licensure

NJ, LPC, 37PC00742400

Education

Master's Mental Health Counseling - Capella University

Work History

I have worked in a variety of settings from community- based setting, outpatient clinic, hospitals, schools, military units with active service members, veterans and families. Supporting individuals and families faced with trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety disorder, PTSD, abuse, learning and cognitive disabilities, learning behavioral disorders, and Autism spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Location

158 Ashurst Ln, Mt Holly, 08060, NJ