Our Approach to Counseling

At Smith Psychotherapy Associates, Robert takes a collaborative approach when treating clients. He listens to his clients, asks what they want to change, and works to validate their feelings.

Robert’s goal is to help clients move away from the pain they are experiencing toward a place of acceptance and healing. Through a combination of self-respect and self-care, clients are given the tools they need live their lives to the fullest extent.  Therapy Services include:

Clients from All Walks of Life

Since we treat clients of all ages and life experience, including adults and older adults, adolescents, families, heterosexual and same-sex couples and pre-marital and dating couples, each therapy session is individualized and built on careful, respectful, and thoughtful measures to help move through the therapy process. We address current life problems as well as problems that have happened in the past. It is important to note that we carefully address issues from the past in a present context to be sure that we do not re-trigger past trauma.

Finding the Right Approach to Therapy

Our clinical social workers and psychologists take a collaborative approach when treating clients. Rather than dictating a treatment plan to you, we’ll work as a team to outline and agree upon the goals we want to achieve together. Then, we’ll build a roadmap of therapeutic approaches that you’re comfortable with in order to meet those goals, including:

  • Brief or Long-term Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Pain Management Therapy
  • Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies
  • Solution Oriented Therapy
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy and Guided Imagery
  • Progressive Relaxation Therapy and Stress Management
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Achieving Your Goals

To make certain that you are getting the most out of your sessions with us, we’ll revisit your goals on a regular basis and adjust our techniques as your sessions evolve. This approach to counseling has helped our clients feel safe and comfortable with the process, which is what our practice strives to do. You can read more about our client testimonials here. If you are ready to schedule your first appointment, please contact us. We’re ready to help.