Our Counselors

Whitney

 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.


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.

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Specialized Treatment

Finding peace, especially in tough situations, can be difficult.  Without help, the stress may increase.  We are committed to assisting you in finding beneficial solutions to the dilemmas you face.  The problems we specialize in are:

• Depression • Stress
• Marital issues • Anxiety
• Sexual Addictions • Compulsive Behaviors
• Women's Issues • Men's Issues
• Panic Disorders • Eating Disorders
• Sexual Abuse • Codependency
• Anger Issues • Attention Deficit Disorder
• Grief • Premarital
• Play Therapy • Remarriage

 

Comprehensive Therapy

Christian Counseling Services can provide the appropriate therapy compatible with your needs.  At CCS, therapy is a collaborative process where you and your therapist form a working relationship that is designed to facilitate change and growth during times of transitional, emotional or psychological distress.

An overall plan for treatment and goals will be designed and discussed with you.  The length of your treatment will depend on your own personal goals and the types of problems to be addressed.  The following types of treatment plans can be employed:

• Individual Therapy
• Marital Therapy
• Services for Adults, Adolescents and Children
• Family Therapy
• Pre-Marital Counseling
• Group Therapy
• Workshops
• Play Therapy

 

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