Prof. Judith Smithchild

Counselor , MEd , LPCC-S, LICDC-S, NCC , ICA

(740) 358-0849
I have been providing quality psychotherapy & counseling services in the area for over 25 years. I am skilled, patient , and effective in helping other with current or chronic distressing issues or situations. I especially like to assist those who are effected by interpersonal relationship issues. I counsel clients to learn effective communication and self-care skills to help improve the quality of their life. I work with couples to heal broken trust in relationships impacted by emotional or physical affairs. I assist college-age clients in defining themselves and coping with educational and relationship stressors.
I am uniquely dually licensed in the State of Ohio to diagnose and treat mental health problems and addiction issues. I use a variety of treatment modalities such as Rogerian, RET, DBT, Stages of Change, 12-Step Facilitation, Expressive Arts, Bibliotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Psycho-Educational model in groups.
The office manager, Karen White, will greet you, orient you to the office layout and answer any questions you may have about billing and scheduling needs. My Athens office is inviting, cozy and comfortable. There is ample, well-lit, level parking on site and the building and office are handicapp accessible.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Prof. Judith Smithchild now - (740) 358-0849

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Ohio University
  • Year Graduated: 1989
  • License No. and State: E.0002224-SUPV Ohio

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: No

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Aetna
  • Health Net
  • TRICARE
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medical Mutual
  • Out of Network

Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit .

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LICDC-S OCDPB
  • Certificate: NBCC/NCC
  • Certificate Date: 1990

Prof. Judith Smithchild's groups

Women in Transition Program

This 12 week psycho-educational program helps women experiencing a personal state of transition in their lives. The program focuses on areas of endings, neutral zones, & new beginnings in relation to each individuals' current life emotional distress while also reviewing transition turning points across the life span. The program utilizes education, dyad and small group discussion, handouts, expressive art activities, reflective journaling, and guided imagery meditation to help participants to find not only meaning and purpose with current transitions yet to also to develop coping skills to help with future life stressors & transformations. Cost is $250.00

More about this group

Location

17 Blue Line Drive
AthensOhio 45701
(740) 358-0849
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Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Issues:

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gambling
  • Internet Addiction
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health:

  • Mood Disorders

Sexuality:

  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Transsexual Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Native American

Age:

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Categories:

  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • 12 Step Facilitation therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Psycho-educational
  • Rational emotive therapy
  • Sand Play
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 29 Nov 2013