Stephanie J Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFT, LPC
As all of us seek wellness (safety, comfort, peace, health), and growth (knowledge, spirituality, compassion), we all draw upon various skills, goals, experiences and beliefs that shape our behavior. In my work, I respect clients as individuals who are doing what they can to achieve wellness and growth, and who experience successes to greater or lesser degrees in the different phases and circumstances of their lives. My efforts in counseling focus on what the client wants and how they can identify and apply their own strengths and resources in order to meet their personal goals.
Graduate training in marriage and family therapy informs my work with individuals and families. As we explore what is going on when problems are not happening, we identify strengths and set positive goals leading to lasting changes.
I offer Ericksonian Hypnotherapy for stress management, pain, insomnia, habit cessation, and chronic illness. For more information, visit my new website, where these services and other related topics are described in greater detail. With a certificate in Family Mediation completed in 2012, I have worked as a collaborative divorce coach with interdisciplinary family law teams.
- Years in Practice: 10+ Years
- School: University of Connecticut
- Year Graduated: 1992
- License No. and State: 001292 Connecticut
- Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $90
- Sliding Scale: Yes
- Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
- BlueCross and BlueShield
- Health Net
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.
- Membership: American Counseling Association
- Membership: Collaborative Divorce Professionals
- Relationship Issues
- Anger Management
- Child or Adolescent
- Chronic Pain
- Coping Skills
- Trauma and PTSD
- Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
- Elders (65+)
- Gay Clients
- Heterosexual Clients
- Lesbian Clients
Types of Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Dialectical (DBT)
- Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
- Family / Marital
- Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
- Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Holly Wells is a gifted and experienced therapist who can meet teens and adults where they are and work with them on their journeys forward, and is equally adept at getting down on the floor and playing with very young children as they move forward in their healing.