Maria LaVorgna-Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC, ATR-BC

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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(469) 416-4354

Maria LaVorgna-Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC, ATR-BC

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Prairie Creek
2007 N. Collins Blvd.
Suite 411
Richardson, TX 75080
(469) 416-4354
Offers online therapy

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About

I am a seasoned professional who has the privilege to be in private practice for over 20 years, specializing in family therapy and the creative arts to resolve conflicts and dilemmas. As a credentialed and registered art therapist, I have a passion for my field helping people to open-up to their creativity. I receive tremendous joy working with children, women, couples and families as trained in my doctorate of marriage and family therapy. Key issues include: ADHD, Autism Spectrum, couples therapy, children of divorce, adoption issues, parenting issues, transgender and identity, spirituality, mood disorder, anxiety and depression.
As an art therapist, I often help you to release blocks and change patterns that may have resulted from trauma in your childhood or sometime in your life. As an individual, family and couples therapist, I can also help your family system to realign itself through systemic therapy including brief therapy, structural, strategic and co-constructive therapies.
I invite you to set-up some time with me to help you explore and resolve your issues. I am housed in the Dallas Art Therapy office where creativity takes off! Come explore your thoughts and feelings through the use of a creative modality; experience the joy of life. It is my pleasure to help you and your family on the road to a healthy and productive life.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CHIP | Children's Program
  • Imagine Health
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • PHCS Network
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 29 Years
  • License: Texas / 11596
  • School: Art Therapy Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2000

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Art Therapy Credential Board, Inc. / 04-108
  • Certificate Date: 2005
  • Certificate: Texas Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) / 3470
  • Certificate Date: 1993

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT, CHMC
"Maria was my supervisor for my LPC and MFT licenses. She has been a great mentor in regards to the creative side of therapy. Maria works with the ages of 0-100+ and cares for humanity via her profession. "

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, ATR-BC
"Approximately 15 years ago I was first introduced to Dr. LaVorgna Smith. Over the years she has been a trusted place for me to refer clients. She is an excellent art therapist/ family therapist. She has taught college courses and supervised many students ..."

Location

Prairie Creek
2007 N. Collins Blvd.
Suite 411
Richardson, TX 75080
(469) 416-4354
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Blocks to creativity in art, work and play
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Supervisor: LPC Interns, LMFT Associates, AT Prof
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Structural Family Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022
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Maria LaVorgna-Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC, ATR-BC