Paula M Smith

Pre-Licensed Professional, PHD , (s), MDiv, MFT

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Paula M Smith

Pre-Licensed Professional, PHD , (s), MDiv, MFT


Location

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.

About

My specialty is "COUPLES." The work I do with couples is not covered by insurance(s). I use Imago relationship therapy, attachment theory & neuroscience. The issues that concern couples who work with me are: communication, infidelity, conflict, racial distress, commitment & differences. I work with couples on a "short-term" private intensive basis beginning with a 2-hr assessment that gives you insight into areas of strength & growth. The "relationship" itself is the therapy; meaning I never split a couple and see partners individually. That's the quickest way to divorce. Couples get to experience what their relationship "could be."
In session, I help you depersonalize conflicts, i.e., see that you BOTH have a part in the nightmare. I do this by helping you reorganize perceptions, explore your feelings in connection, with curiosity & empathy, rather than, judgment and criticism. This process allows you to discover strengths, commonality, humanity and clear up a lot of misunderstanding.
Relationships are HARD! No one teaches us how to have healthy, happy, loving relationships. But we are expected to know how. We pretend that we know how to have relationships. We blame and attack. We exhaust ourselves for years arguing, fighting, hurting ourselves, each other & our children, believing problems will "magically" go away. Surrender. Reach out.

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

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

Additional Credentials

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

Endorsements

Counselor, MA, CAGS, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP

Licensed Professional Counselor, BBA, MA, LPC

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

See www.paulasmith-imago.com for details.

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Location

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

Nearby Areas

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
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
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

Links

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Last Modified: 15 Aug 2022
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Paula M Smith

Pre-Licensed Professional, PHD , (s), MDiv, MFT