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) 250-8963 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) 250-8963

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My ideal clients are couples who need help with communicating, trust, healing infidelity, trauma, chronic conflict and restoring a connection. The fact is: marriage/intimate relationships are difficult! We live in a society that tells us that marriage/intimate relationships should come naturally, but I know how misleading this myth is for many couples. I am an Advanced Imago Relationship Therapist and my primary function is to help you reduce your reactivity and feel safe with each other; otherwise, the meaning of your relationship is trivialized and this lessens the likelihood of creating a strong, trusting marriage/relationship.

Rather than bore you with advice you already know won't work or tell you what to avoid in your relationship, I help you think about and experience your relationship on a whole new level, where you feel empowered to value your differences, communicate without criticizing, listen without reactivity, amplify moments of closeness & discover your true purpose.

No one can ever disappoint, upset us as much as the person we live with because we have such high hopes. There are no failures! Your tools are failing & insufficient. We all had childhoods & life events that left us scarred & unequipped for the complexity of living with and loving another person. I offer couples a big dose of optimism & a mastery of skills.

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.
  • 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) 250-8963

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+)
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
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019
Paula M Smith, DD, MDiv, MA, MFT, Pre-Licensed Professional in Pawtucket

Paula M Smith

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