Hello there! I honor your bravery for embarking on the search to find the right Counselor for you. You are not broken. Counseling is a gift that I strongly believe every single human being would benefit from, if they would give it a chance. It is a sign of strength that you are seeking out help and support. We are all in this together. By letting someone else in, you are already growing your resiliency.
My name is Dia Smith, and I am honored to be a part of your journey. I obtained a Masters in Counseling from Boise State University in 2010, and I am currently a proud Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-4639) in the State of Idaho.
During my education, I took courses emphasizing individual, family, and children's therapy, with a strong emphasis on cultural diversity. I embrace this knowledge in my practice, currently working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have been trained in various types of healing modalities such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, also known as Tapping). I am particularly passionate about this modality as it is just as powerful as EMDR, but completely empowers the client to take it home and use it on themselves whenever they need some relief or support. As a certified Yoga Teacher (RYT-500), I love working with the mind body connection. Mindfulness infused Counseling techniques have been some of the most powerful in my own life, and I love to share these practices with my clients. I approach a client’s issues from different angles, and take pride in discovering the modalities that best fit each person who walks in my door. From training the Inner Critic, to nurturing the Inner Child, to Art, Play, Sandtray, and Journal therapies, limitless options abound in this Choose Your Own Adventure path of therapy.
I strongly believe that you were created as a perfect being, and our job in therapy is to find all the things that stand in the way of you believing that. Together, we shine a light on the infinite arsenal of strengths that lie beneath the guilt, shame, and limiting beliefs so that you can shine your light into the world.
I welcome anyone with a genuine desire to improve their way of life. I do not discriminate against gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality or religious preference. I make an effort to always engage clients in discovering the yearnings of their soul. I believe in a holistically healing approach, and my ultimate goal is to empower you to become your own healer.
I love to see people heal and smile, discovering a whole new way of living life.