Areas of practice
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Gender Identity Issues
- LGBTQ Issues
- Personal Growth
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Suicide Ideation / Survivor
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Integrative Psychotherapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Mindfulness approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- Narrative Therapy
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
- Shame Counselling & Therapy
Counselling practice website:https://ingoodcompanycounselling.ca/jeffersonsmith/
Life is really hard and often painful. We all need support to find our way through this confusing and challenging existence. Most of us think we are broken and aren’t certain how to help ourselves through challenges. It truly helps to let our walls down and share what we are going through in safe, caring, and genuine relationships. This is what I am offering. From this place you can find footholds and sturdy ground inside of yourself that allow you to confidently move toward the future that you want. I want to help you learn how to care for yourself and get the most out of your life and relationships.
No one can take care of you better than you can. But you might need someone to remind you that your emotions are valid, and you are worthy of the life you want. It doesn’t hurt to be offered skills and tools that support your well-being. If you need someone to help you make life changes and hold you accountable, I can be that person. You deserve to feel joy and to accept all parts of who you are.
A lot of my work is with people who are struggling to accept their whole selves and to live authentically. Often this is because their sexual or gender identity is not embraced and encouraged by the world around them. Others are feeling lost, anxious, and depressed for all different reasons as they try to find what makes them happy and healthy. If you are dealing with challenges related to identity, self-acceptance, depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, trauma, relationship communication, or LGBTQ+ topics we might be a good fit and I invite you to connect with me for a consultation.
I come to this meaningful work through my own emotional, mental, and relationship challenges. I know how it feels to be lost, anxious, depressed, and in need of support. I am passionate about finding what is most meaningful in my life and supporting others in their process of discovery and meaning making. My therapeutic approach is grounded in existential-integrated training, mindfulness, and a holistic understanding of wellness. I also have a love for gardening, meditation, and floating around in a kayak. I am a big space nerd and often wander around listening to audiobooks or podcasts.
Client fee individuals:150
Client fee couples/families:170