Paula M Smith

Pre-Licensed Professional, PHD , Cand., MDiv., MFT

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Paula M Smith

Pre-Licensed Professional, PHD , Cand., MDiv., MFT


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Imago Providence
1005 Main St Ste 1208
Hope Artiste Village
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 250-8963

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Announcement icon I am accepting new clients. I am offering video sessions via Zoom for clients who are distancing or quarantined. Sliding scale accepted.
My ideal clients are couples. Couples who need new skills to communicate, trust, heal infidelity, trauma, conflict and build a real partnership. Fact: marriage/romantic relationships are hard! However, we live in a society that tells us that relationships should come naturally. This is a myth! Healthy relationships require skills, often new skills and time to integrate those skills. I help couples reduce conflict by teaching them how talk and listen in a respectful/deep way. Otherwise the meaning of your relationship and everything built on it, is trivialize and taken for granted, undermining success in all other areas of your life.
In therapy the "relationship" itself is the therapy. The two relational forces I use to help create change between partners are dynamics of "difference and empathy." Empathy happens when partners have the same "shared" experience. These powerful forces create change in your relationship because it pulls you in the same direction rather than drive you apart.
Any relationship/marriage overflowing with tension, resentments, fears, conflict is too painful. If you're "both" ready to stop the old dysfunctional dance, go deeper, communicate with respect and learn skills that work outside the therapy office then I invite you to reach out. The therapy is for your "relationship" and healing the pain in "relationship."

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
The work that I do is not covered by insurances because it doesn't fall within diagnostic categories. Couples self pay.
Email me or call (401) 250-8963 with questions.

Qualifications

  • School: Antioch University New England
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • Supervisor: Marie Gaspar
  • Supervisor License: 995 Rhode Island

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Harvard University / M.Div.
  • Certificate Date: 2005
  • Certificate: Imago Relationship International / Advanced Imago Clinician
  • Certificate Date: 1999

Paula M Smith's Groups

Couples Workshops - Monthly

Through Conflict to Connection is one-day educational seminar held monthly that's created to help couples reconnect with the hope and magical gift that brought them together. Couples are guided through a safe and structured process that begins to transform conflict into deeper connection. By choosing to attend this IMAGO-based seminar you and your partner have taken a step toward creating a relationship that is an expression of the vision you share of a loving, enriching, safe and passionate partnership.

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Women's Transformation Group

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Location

Imago Providence
1005 Main St Ste 1208
Hope Artiste Village
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 250-8963
Ask about video and phone sessions

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Infidelity
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Codependency
  • Couples Workshops
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Racial Identity
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Encountered-Centered Couples Therapy
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Imago
  • Memory Reconsolidation Therapy
  • Multicultural
  • Relational
  • Relational Neurobiology
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 5 Aug 2020
Paula M Smith, PHD , Cand., MDiv., MFT, Pre-Licensed Professional in Pawtucket

Paula M Smith

Pre-Licensed Professional, PHD , Cand., MDiv., MFT