About me

Hi! I’m Maureen and I love being a Counselor! My style of service is calm and comfortable talk therapy. I believe in mutual respect, being real, showing compassion, and having unconditional positive regard for everyone. I strive to develop a strong and healthy working relationship with my client.

I am a counselor and instructor in the Counseling and Student Development division at a Community College, and I also teach for a University in the Early Childhood Studies and Psychology programs. I’ve been with both for over 16 years. I previously worked for the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs for 25 years. I get to work with so many interesting people from teenagers through older adults on a regular basis!
I have a Master of Arts in Counseling degree and a Master of Science in Human Services degree with a specialization in Social Work and Community Services, and a Post-Graduate Certification in Diversity Studies. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

I am proud to be a nerd, as defined by the Urban Dictionary:

Nerd
An individual who:
1. Enjoys learning
2. Does not adhere to social norms

I have three grown offspring, four perfect grandkids and my own little herd of wiener dogs.
I enjoy mass quantities of Disney and superhero movies whenever I’m able to hide away in my Batcave for a little while.

I look forward to meeting you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MI LPC 6401009079


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Maureen Smith. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Literally life changing.

Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

She is amazing!

Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 2 weeks

Maureen has been wonderful with my daughter and has been able to be there when my daughter is struggling and I am very happy with teen counseling

Written on Oct 07, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I absolutely love her, she’s a great fit for me and has helped more than I can possibly ever express!

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I highly recommend her she’s the best

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Maureen does a good job listening to what’s on my mind. She lets me voice my concerns and gives me extra information that’s relevant to our sessions.

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

So helpful and want me to succeed as much as I do

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

There were moments where Maureen had said something or mentioned something that had me stop and think. I really appreciated that.

Written on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, and career difficulties

Maureen is down to earth, non judgemental, listens. She asks all the right questions to help you get to an answer you feel good about instead of just giving you clinical by the book responses. She has even responded to me when I reached out outside of a session and has provided me some great resources to use on my own.

Written on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I have enjoyed my therapy sessions with Maureen Smith. She is very caring, compassionate , professional and non-judgmental. Maureen has helped me with my situation. I highly recommend her.

Written on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Fantastic to work with

Written on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Maureen Smith really cares for the individual and makes them feel like home.

Written on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Maureen is great and listens to me and gives me feedback. I really enjoy my sessions with her and I feel they are quite helpful for me.

Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Maureen Smith is very good at her job. She’s a professional and makes you feel at ease. Very attentive and makes you feel heard. 10 out 10!

Written on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Maureen Smith is an amazing person. From the moment we met I was able to just open up with all my emotions. She listened, she gave me feedback and the best part, she was very compassionate. I didn't feel any judgements. It felt like I was telling my deep feelings and secrets to someone who has always known me. I am very happy for having Maureen in my life. She is helping to self love and to lose my harsh criticism of my life.

Written on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I was surprised with how easy and natural it seemed with Maureen. Having been through counseling before, I know it takes time to build trust and I figured it would take longer through this app but I haven't had an issue. She is supportive but she seems to know to give me more concrete guidance. I have some other counseling resources but I find that this is my preferred option and I truly enjoy it.

Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel comfortable speaking with her. She has made me think an be more aware of ME an loving me. An showing myself time and appreciation I deserve, for Me. An helping me work through other issues throughout my life. She gives me hope an a different perspective. Her kindness is so refreshing. To be listened too? An not judged or told how its me somehow always. She helps me calm myself , think , an move forward for what's best for me, with more calmness . She had been a pleasure an a blessing. Much respect an appreciation for Maureen.

Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Great experience, the talks we have is much needed. it's only 30 minutes, but the 30 minutes go by so fast. But they're well appreciated and i look forward to each session. I definitely recommend

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