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Maria LaVorgna-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS

Maria LaVorgna-Smith

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

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
2007 N. Collins Blvd., Suite 411, Richardson, TX 75080
Let's Connect (469) 416-4354
Photo of Maria LaVorgna-Smith, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
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.
Take the first step to help. Call or Maria LaVorgna-Smith now - (469) 416-4354

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Prairie Creek

2007 N. Collins Blvd.

Suite 411

Richardson, TX 75080

(469) 416-4354
During this time of cultural unrest, you may wonder if you should come in person or do telehealth. Some clients select both, your choice.
I specialize in Behavioral Issues, Relationship Issues and Trauma and PTSD 
$180 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (469) 416-4354
Photo of Maria LaVorgna-Smith, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, Licensed Professional Counselor

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Prairie Creek

2007 N. Collins Blvd.

Suite 411

Richardson, TX 75080

(469) 416-4354
During this time of cultural unrest, you may wonder if you should come in person or do telehealth. Some clients select both, your choice.
I specialize in Behavioral Issues, Relationship Issues and Trauma and PTSD 
$180 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $180
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Medicaid
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Imagine Health
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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I am in-network for United Health Care/ Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna. I can provide a receipt for out-of-network individuals and couples to help you with reimbursement. Please reach out with any questions; we're happy to work with you to keep therapy affordable.
or call with questions - (469) 416-4354
Photo of Maria LaVorgna-Smith, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Maria LaVorgna-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS
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I am in-network for United Health Care/ Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna. I can provide a receipt for out-of-network individuals and couples to help you with reimbursement. Please reach out with any questions; we're happy to work with you to keep therapy affordable.
or call with questions - (469) 416-4354
Photo of Maria LaVorgna-Smith, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Maria LaVorgna-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Texas / 11596 Maria LaVorgna-Smith
  • In Practice for 31 Years
  • License: LMFT 3470 / 1993
  • Certificate from Art Therapy Credential Board, Inc. 04-108 / 2005
  • Attended Art Therapy Institute, Graduated 2000
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My specialty area is art therapy which I enjoy with individuals, couples and families. Art therapy is not just for children and is often used with teens, adults and older adults. If you are curious about my expertise in art therapy, reach out to learn more about my practice.
or call with questions - (469) 416-4354
Photo of Maria LaVorgna-Smith, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Maria LaVorgna-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS
"
My specialty area is art therapy which I enjoy with individuals, couples and families. Art therapy is not just for children and is often used with teens, adults and older adults. If you are curious about my expertise in art therapy, reach out to learn more about my practice.
or call with questions - (469) 416-4354
Photo of Maria LaVorgna-Smith, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Maria LaVorgna-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Behavioral Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Blocks to creativity in art, work and play
  • Cancer
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Geriatric and Seniors
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Supervisor: LPC Interns, LMFT Associates, AT Prof
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Veterans
  • Women's Issues
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I work with all types of individuals, especially with those who are in life transitions. Treatment plans are specialized to your needs and are formed during the intake process. Children in treatment benefit with the addition of sessions encompassing the parents and any siblings that help in the healing process. Sessions are usually on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and spread out as progress is seen.
or call with questions - (469) 416-4354
Photo of Maria LaVorgna-Smith, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Maria LaVorgna-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS
"
I work with all types of individuals, especially with those who are in life transitions. Treatment plans are specialized to your needs and are formed during the intake process. Children in treatment benefit with the addition of sessions encompassing the parents and any siblings that help in the healing process. Sessions are usually on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and spread out as progress is seen.
or call with questions - (469) 416-4354
Photo of Maria LaVorgna-Smith, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Maria LaVorgna-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS

2 Endorsements

Texas Online Counseling PLLC
Texas Online Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional CounselorMALPCLMFTCHMC
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.
Andrea Davis
Andrea Davis
Licensed Professional CounselorLPC-SATR-BCATCS
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 student...

Client Focus

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Non-Binary Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Religion

Christian

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Non-Binary Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Religion

Christian

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
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As a Ph.D. in marriage and family, I employ the systems model in my practice with individuals, couples as well as families. This lens allows me to include brief therapy. I also include art therapy for those who would love to do explore the expressive arts modality. CBT is an option for those who are more cognitively inclined and who prefer talk therapy to the creative arts modal.
or call with questions - (469) 416-4354
Photo of Maria LaVorgna-Smith, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Maria LaVorgna-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS
"
As a Ph.D. in marriage and family, I employ the systems model in my practice with individuals, couples as well as families. This lens allows me to include brief therapy. I also include art therapy for those who would love to do explore the expressive arts modality. CBT is an option for those who are more cognitively inclined and who prefer talk therapy to the creative arts modal.
or call with questions - (469) 416-4354
Photo of Maria LaVorgna-Smith, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Maria LaVorgna-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS

Location

Primary Location

Prairie Creek

2007 N. Collins Blvd.

Suite 411

Richardson, TX 75080

(469) 416-4354

Nearby Areas

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During this time of cultural unrest, you may wonder if you should come in person or do telehealth. Some clients select both, your choice.
Take the first step to help. Call now - (469) 416-4354
Photo of Maria LaVorgna-Smith, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Maria LaVorgna-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS
"
During this time of cultural unrest, you may wonder if you should come in person or do telehealth. Some clients select both, your choice.
Take the first step to help. Call now - (469) 416-4354
Photo of Maria LaVorgna-Smith, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Maria LaVorgna-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD MFT, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ATCS