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Jessica Smith, M.Ed, LPCC-S

Jessica comes to Renew with 13 years of Counseling experience and 10 years of Education experience.  Her experience in Special Education has given her a unique lens to view how the systems in which we find ourselves impact our whole self. Throughout the last 13 years Jessica has held many roles in counseling organizations such as Assistant Clinical Director, Internship Program Coordinator, Group Program Coordinator, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and Clinical Training Supervisor. She brings the experience of leadership to Renew with a passion to preserve a culture of wellness and aid in development of amazing therapists because she believes when we are healthy, more people are able to find health.

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Jessica's Story

Jessica has pursued advanced training in the areas of Complex PTSD and trauma related disorders as well as Crisis Intervention, informing her passion in treating trauma and for crisis response both in and outside of Ohio as well as provide training to schools, churches, government agencies, professionals, paraprofessionals, and ministries.

 

When she is not working with clients or guiding interns and residents in professional development, you can find her enjoying nature with her family; hiking, paddle boarding, swimming, running. When weather keeps her indoors, she will likely be finding some live music or diving into a great book.

 

Site Location:

Austin, Texas (in person or telehealth)

Akron, Ohio (telehealth only)

 

Years in Practice: 12

 

Clinical Interests: Trauma, Abuse Survivors, Human Trafficking Survivors, Educational Barriers, Couples, Female Empowerment, Grief/Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Career, Life Adjustment, Mindfulness/Emotional Regulation, and Spiritual Identity

 

Population Served: Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Couples

 

Clinical Trainings, Certifications:

  • EMDR I & II

  • IBSR

  • IFS

  • Mood Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

  • Trauma

  • Attachment

  • Supervision

  • DBT

  • Spiritual Integration

  • Play Therapy

  • Marriage

  • Advanced Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Formational Prayer