hannah smith, ma

licensed professional counselor - intern

supervised by jessica callicut, lpc-s, rpt-s

“When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.” – Brené Brown

Every person’s life is a collection of stories, and how we tell those stories shapes how we understand ourselves. Some stories are hard to tell. When we hide or deny painful stories, we give them the power to define us. Acknowledging and telling our stories empowers us to change and grow. Through counseling, I offer a safe and accepting space in which clients share their stories and become empowered to “write a brave new ending.”

I am a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern in the state of Texas. After earning degrees in both Classics and Psychology from Baylor University, I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College. I have experience counseling adolescents and adults with eating disorders, children ages 5-12, college students, couples, and families. My clinical training and experience includes individual and group counseling in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I have specialized training in Child-Centered Play Therapy and trauma-informed counseling. I highlight clients’ strengths and help them understand the systems in which they live in order to facilitate holistic change, using techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I specialize in counseling children and clients of all ages with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and complex trauma.

Hannah works out of ROCC’s Richardson office and is out of the office on maternity leave until January 2020.