Jeannette Smith, LMSW
Areas of Focus:
• Depression / Anxiety Disorders
• Trauma Related Disorders
• Grief / Loss / Adjustment
• Identity / Self-Worth
• Stress/ Anger
• Spiritual/Faith Journeys
• Young Adults
Jeannette is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor of Social Work from Dordt University. She has several years of experience working with individuals and families from a variety of diverse backgrounds through child welfare, home-based family counseling, hospice care, outpatient counseling, and school-based counseling.
Jeannette believes there is hope for any situation and that each person is valuable, purposefully created and designed in the image of God. She specializes in supporting teens and young adult women who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational and family issues, grief and loss, low self-confidence, stress management, adjustment issues, school-related concerns, and major life transitions.
Counseling from a holistic perspective, as well as drawing from her education and life experiences, 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.
On a personal note, Jeannette enjoys hiking, roaming the farmer’s market, cooking (and eating) great food, traveling, learning about other cultures, gathering with friends, engaging in authentic conversations, and going on adventures with her husband and their three children.