I, Dia Smith, obtained a Masters in Counseling (LPC) from Boise State University. I am currently a 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 and sensitivity practice. I embrace the knowledge in my practice and currently working with children, adolescents, and adults, engaging them in diverse forms of counseling, such as: Art and Play Therapy, including Sandtray, music, creative writing, painting and art projects. I also enjoy working with clients in groups and assist them in group settings of learning. I value a direct dialogue with clients to explore their needs and areas of struggles to be addressed. I approach a client's issues from different angles and tailor my work to the client's needs. I practice a Strength Based and Mindfulness infused approach, where the client is in charge of their process of change and the plan they develop with my assistance. I learn about client's patterns of resilience in unique situations.
Respect for each member's individuality is essential to a successful therapeutic process. It is my experience that therapeutic goals are most productive when all parties involved agree. I do not discriminate against gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality or religious preference. I make an effort to always engage clients in life coaching skills, career development and overall improvement in life status whenever possible during our time together. I believe in a holistically healing approach. I love to see people heal and smile, preparing to embark on their new journeys in life.