Jeannette Smith, LMSW
Jeannette believes there is hope for any situation and that each person is valuable, purposefully created and designed in the image of God. Her passion is for supporting older children, teenagers, young adult women and families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, stressful family dynamics and relationships, communication, adjustment issues, grief, identity issues, low self-esteem and school-related issues.
Counseling from a holistic perspective, Jeannette integrates a strengths-based, person-centered approach. She offers a personable therapeutic relationship and seeks to create a safe, non-judgmental space, where her clients are welcomed to honestly explore their stories. She finds it a joy to journey with her clients toward a deeper understanding of themselves, their experiences and their relationships—finding the hope, healing and freedom to embrace the joy-filled and wholehearted life God intends for them.
Jeannette is a fully licensed clinical social worker in the state of Michigan with a Master of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor of Social Work from Dordt University. Her prior experiences include working with individuals and families from a variety of diverse backgrounds through child welfare, home-based family counseling, hospice, outpatient counseling and schools.
On a personal note, Jeannette enjoys hiking, roaming the farmer’s market, cooking, experiencing other cultures, exploring new cities, gathering with friends, and having adventures with her husband and three kids.