Mitch Smith

LLPC
Okemos & Virtual
Accepting New Clients, Accepting New Clients- Limited Availability

I believe in an interpersonal approach to talk therapy that is inclusive of the physical, mental and social vulnerabilities a person may be experiencing. Often, we struggle to see ourselves and others clearly and are looking for the opportunity to be introspective, and insight-oriented therapy may be the answer. Importantly, I recognize and consider cultural and spiritual beliefs, social roles, and personal relationships, which are all factors often proven to lead to depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. The therapist’s role is to assist people to understand themselves better and to offer them ways to ask themselves the right questions. This can lead them to do their own, personal persuading in action, internally or externally. Creating a safe, nonjudgmental space is a priority, with mindfulness and self-compassion principles in the forefront of the relationship.

Mitch received his Bachelor of Art degree in Family and Community Services and completed his Master of Art degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both from Siena Heights University. He completed his Practicum and Internship at Michigan State University Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) where he provided mental health support services to university students while on campus.

Client Types

Adult Individual (18+), Court Ordered Treatment

Areas of Interest

Anger Management, Anxiety, College Students/Transitions, Grief, Life Transitions, Self Esteem, Stress

Therapy Types

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Informed (DBT Informed),Mindfulness