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Jenni Smith

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Pronouns: She/Her

Style: Approachable, Flexible, Playful, and Kind

Works with:

  • Individuals
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Who I am as a Therapist

Hi, I’m Jenni! Welcome. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and for taking time to care for yourself. I take a humanistic approach to therapy meaning I allow space for each client to be in charge of their own process and I act as a guide, walking beside you with empathy and understanding. I believe each individual already has the internal strength to face any barrier that may arise.

Life is hard and painful at times. My goal is to promote a secure, welcoming space for any person who wants to address the struggles or traumas of life and find wholeness in whatever way that means for them. I am also committed to being an ally and providing a secure, welcoming space for individuals in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.

I aim to build a strong, individual connection with each client through compassion, kindness, and humor! I approach our work in session through a combination of trauma-informed talk therapy and EMDR.

The therapeutic relationship must be considered when choosing a therapist. My hope is that you feel my therapeutic skills and personality are a good fit for you and your needs as goodness of fit in the client/therapist relationship is crucial.

“Maybe instead of slamming the door on pain, I need to throw open the door wide and say, Come in. Sit down with me. And don’t leave until you have taught me what I need to know.”
Glennon Doyle

Specialty Areas

Mental Health Challenges 

  • Activism and Burnout
  • Addiction and Substance Use
  • Aging
  • Anger
  • Anxiety (General, Panic, Phobias)
  • Attachment & Relational Challenges
  • Biracial Couples/Families
  • Blended Family
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • End of Life
  • Gender Transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • Identity Development
  • Life Transitions
  • Managing Stress
  • Men’s Issues
  • Military Issues
  • Mood Dysregulation
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum Depression
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Health
  • Trauma Recovery (PTSD & Abuse)
  • Women’s Issues

Therapeutic Approaches 

  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassionate Communication (NVC)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Transgender-Affirming Care
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Who I am when I’m not a Therapist

When I am not at work you can find me spending as much time as I can with my family. I love any type of outdoor adventure just as much as I do staying in and spending time at home with my kiddo, dog, and partner.


  • BA in Sociology from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY
  • MA in Social Work from the University of Southern California

Training & Experience  

  • EMDR
  • Trauma-informed
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Crisis De Escalation
  • Experience working with adults in medical and psychiatric inpatient settings

Get Started Today

Text or Call

(503) 349-2281