Last edited 05/11/2024

Dr. Shyla Smith LMHC, Telehealth Provider

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsCash Pay Only
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

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What does a first session with you look like?

Generally, our first interaction will consist of a free phone 15-min phone conversation, as I offer this consultation so that we can introduce ourselves and get to know each other a bit more. I will present questions to you about your reasons for initiating therapy at this time and some questions about your background to determine if I can provide with the best support to you. You will also have time to ask questions about me and my approach. If we proceed to an initial virtual session, we will have time to further get to know one another as our therapeutic relationship is important. I will also inquire more about you and proceed with our intake process by establishing your treatment goals, completion of other initial paperwork as needed, and welcoming you to my practice!

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I consider my approach to wellness as fully integrated and intersectional. As we engage in sessions, I remain cognizant of my clients unique culture and lived experiences by way of their gender, caste, sex, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion, disability, height, age, weight and physical appearance.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

I believe life and our existence is all encompassing. Therefore my approach is influenced by an ecological perspective in which I incorporate a whole human approach involving interpersonal, communal, global, environmental, biological, and spiritual impacts to the self and our existence.





Black/African American





Group Identities





Relationship Issues



General Expertise

Work Stress


Race & Cultural Identity



Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Aging related concerns

Artists' mental health


First Session$250
Individual Therapy$200
Group Therapy$80

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Eclectic Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia


  • Washington, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LH60663752
  • Florida, Telehealth Provider, TPMC3610

Work History

Shyla Smith, PsyD, LMHC, is a native of Los Angeles, CA, where she attended UCLA for her undergraduate studies. Shyla obtained her Master’s degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University, and she also received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Psychology and Consultation Psychology. Shylas' love for travel and new experiences lead her to Washington and New York City where she completed her formal APA accredited internship and postdoctoral training with a focus in Health Psychology. Her passion for holistic mental wellness inspired her generalist approach throughout her career. She intentionally curated her clinical sites to include community mental health centers, residential facilities, skilled nursing facilities, private practice, and in- home concierge wellness so that she could be well rounded and truly incorporate integrated and collaborative care with her clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Shyla Smith, LMHC, Telehealth Provider

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Shyla Smith, LMHC, Telehealth Provider, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Shyla Smith accepting new clients?

Yes, Shyla Smith is accepting new clients for online therapy in Washington and Florida.

Does Shyla Smith accept insurance?

No, Shyla Smith does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Shyla Smith offer?

Shyla Smith offers therapy for groups and individuals.

Does Shyla Smith offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Washington and Florida can book Shyla Smith for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Shyla Smith offer online therapy?

Yes, Shyla Smith offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Washington and Florida.

How quickly can I see Shyla Smith?

Shyla Smith typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Shyla Smith speak?

Shyla Smith conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Shyla Smith online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Shyla Smith online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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