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Tyler Smith, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC11526)

Clinical Specializations:
  • Adjustment Disorders

  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming

  • Open and Poly Relationships

  • Addiction Issues with a Harm Reduction Approach (I don't believe abstinent only approaches to substance use are appropriate for everyone)

  • Insomnia

  • Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental disorders

  • Dementia and Alzheimer's

  • Sexual Issues

My Story

I have a wide range of experience from working in skilled nursing homes, inpatient hospitals, and correctional facilities to doing community outreach and meeting people in their homes when they're just too sick to seek out help on their own. I've worked with children as young as 5 years old to older adults facing end-of-life challenges. The human experience from start to finish is truly a beautiful experience whether it be a smooth or rocking journey.

I primarily am trained in and utilize behavioral techniques like ERP, CBT, DBT, or ACT. I enjoy utilizing Problem-Solving and Solution-Focused therapies, also known as solution-focused brief therapy, where you can improve on identifying the problem in a helpful way and find solutions to overcome that problem whether that be figuring out what is working and capitalizing on that or finding new solutions that maybe you haven't thought of before.

The ultimate goal for my therapy is to learn to radically accept the past so that you can look to the future and find a way to move forward without being distracted by what was. I value transparency and authenticity in a therapeutic relationship. Clients can expect and count on a certain level of self-disclosure to create an open and welcoming environment for therapy. The intention is to make the client more comfortable with sharing the parts of themselves they might otherwise be uncomfortable putting words to.

A little about myself. I am a professionally trained opera singer. I am a thrill seeker. You'll never get me to play football or baseball or any other "whatever-ball" but you will catch me jumping out of planes or jumping in the water with Great Whites. I'm a huge nerd. I play video games, am obsessed with Rupaul's Drag Race, and can tell you all sorts of useless facts about the other planets and moons in our solar system. I'm also always interested in exchanging painful tattooing experiences! 

Education
  • M.S. in Mental Health Counseling/ Counselor from Walden University (2013)

  • B.S. in Psychology from the University of Phoenix

Contact Tyler Smith

You can reach out to Tyler directly or use our contact page to reach our office manager

Direct Email: TSmith@HmPsych.com

Direct Phone: (619) 786-5993

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