Whitney Smith, M.Ed., MA, LPC
Whitney Smith is licensed as a professional counselor in Virginia since 2013. She holds two graduate degrees: M.A. in Professional Counseling and M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education. In addition, she serves as a clinical trainer for Liberty University’s Center for Counseling and Family Studies. Her experience includes: codependency and boundary issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and childhood trauma. Whitney also enjoys premarital and marital counseling and is trained and certified in PREPARE/ENRICH.
Whitney uses a variety of counseling perspectives and techniques along with a biblical worldview to conceptualize problems and solutions within the self, relationships, and family dynamics. These theories include cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, psychoanalysis, motivational interviewing, structural family therapy, and family systems. Recently, Whitney completed part 1 of EMDR Basic Training allowing her to incorporate this as an available technique. She values humor, creativity, art, and music as they hold a special place in the counseling process along with guided prayer and imagery. Because the relationship between counselor and client serves as a model for healthy interpersonal skill-building, the therapeutic relationship is deeply valued and motivational in the change process.
In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, members of her Life Group and traveling and reading.