Joanna Smith Psychotherapy
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Joanna Smith, MS, LMHC, LPC-S


Joanna has extensive experience in the areas of clinical supervision, the treatment of sexual, physical and emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, substance abuse and major mental illness such as Bipolar Disorder. Joanna works with adults, couples and children.


Before opening her practice in Houston, Joanna was the Assistant Clinical Director at a program that specialized in the treatment of sexually abusive and sexually reactive boys, The Stetson School. Joanna moved from Massachusetts to Texas in 2006. In 2020 Joanna moved back to Massachusetts and has a virtual private practive in both MA and TX 

In addition to being a therapist Joanna is also a teacher. She has been an adjunct professor at Springfield College where she earned her graduate degree, and before she became a psychotherapist she taught high school art. In College Joanna studied painting. Click here to see some of her art work. Joanna is also a certified breathwork facilitator, studying at The Power of Breath Institute, founded and directed by Jeremy Youst. Therapeutic Breathwork engages all three aspects of body, mind and spirit in its approach to awareness and healing. Joanna utilizes all of these interests in her psychotherapy practice.


Earlier in her career Joanna started a partial hospitalization program with two other clinicians, worked with adolescent girls in residential treatment, was a therapist at a mental health clinic and had a private practice in Northampton, MA where she treated many individuals and families struggling with all sorts of issues.

  • Confidentiality is at the core of successful therapy
  • Honesty is central to change
  • Trust is built and earned
  • All people are unique, valuable and have something important to say
  • It is an honor to witness and be a part of other peoples' stories
  • Every person has some form of creativity within them 
  • Therapy is a gift you give to yourself