Paula M Smith

Pre-Licensed Professional, DD, MDiv, MA, MFT

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Paula M Smith, DD, MDiv, MA, MFT, Pre-Licensed Professional in Pawtucket
(401) 782-7899 Website

Paula M Smith

Pre-Licensed Professional, DD, MDiv, MA, MFT


Location

Imago Providence
1005 Main St Ste 1208
Hope Artiste Village
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860
(401) 782-7899

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I am Certified Imago Therapist. My passion is helping couples create magnificent marriages. I utilize systemic "relational" modalities. My ideal couples are those who want to go on a journey! Who seek relational "skills" and have the desire to cultivate a marriage to last long-term. Couples who desire to grow individually and together "IN" the marriage. I teach couples vital skills to help them navigate the terrain of negativity that marriage sometimes brings forth. I know marriage has the capacity to rock our emotional foundation, which can offer spouses an amazing opportunity to understand their own emotional inner landscapes.

Couples dive into some dark waters while maintaining love, safety and respect. I teach them to preserve a sense of compassion, even in the face of negativity. Couples learn to speak & listen differently. In the way that helps them create a safe enough environment to move through uncharted emotional territory.

My practice is unique in that I work with couples on a short-term intensive basis; 1, 2 & 3 day private intensives. My work with couples is not covered by insurances because it does not respond to parameters set by the medical model and therefore not reimbursable by insurance companies.

Qualifications

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

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

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Harvard University / M.Div.
  • Year graduated: 2005
  • Certificate: Imago Relationship International / Certified IMAGO Therapist
  • 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

See www.paulasmith-imago.com for details.

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Location

Imago Providence
1005 Main St Ste 1208
Hope Artiste Village
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860
(401) 782-7899

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Infidelity
  • Sex Therapy
Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Men's Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • Workshops & Group Therapy
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Heterosexual 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
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Professional Connections

Ms. Peggy Halyard, BBA, MA, LPC
Ms. Peggy Halyard, BBA, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor Colleague, known for 7 years
Susan Wright, MA, CAGS, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP
Susan Wright, MA, CAGS, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP
Counselor Colleague, known for 28 years

Links

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Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018
Paula M Smith, DD, MDiv, MA, MFT, Pre-Licensed Professional in Pawtucket

Paula M Smith

Pre-Licensed Professional, DD, MDiv, MA, MFT