Stephanie Schwanda Smith


About Me

Hello there and welcome, I am so glad that God has brought us together to begin your journey towards a healthier and happier life. With over 14 years of experience in the field, I have extensive knowledge about working with those experiencing sexual issues, as well as parenting/step-parenting, trauma, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, sexual assault survivors, physical and emotional abuse, and many other issues. I feel that my strength is offering nonjudgmental support through this journey we call life. More than anything, I want my clients to feel safe talking with me and empowered to make the steps they wish in life.

I am a devout Christian mother to two biological children and a stepmother to my two stepsons. When providing Christian counseling, not only do I use the tools I have from being a licensed counselor, but I also give guidance grounded in the Bible. I believe that the Bible is the word of God and offers us valuable insight and lessons that can continue to guide our lives today. I also want my clients to know that even though I am a Christian, I also feel a strength of mine is that I have an open mind and heart, and I am ready to work with others on ANY issue they would like.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #6401011314 (Expires: 2021-05-31)


Written by J.O. on Aug 06, 2019 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 year and 10 months

Stephanie is caring, open, honest, and willing to roll up her sleeves to help you. She balance accountability and compassion with great skill.

Written by Z.A. on Apr 08, 2019 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 year and 7 months

I have worked with Stephanie for quite a while now, and she has always been a beacon of hope and support when I needed. She is someone you want in your corner, and I am very privileged to have that.

Written by K.A. on Jan 11, 2019 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 year and 4 months

Stephanie has counseled me twice now, and each time has patiently and effectively helped me through my issues, from anger to anxiety to grief. She helped me set boundaries, learn how to effectively empathize, and process a lot of anger from past abuses. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking counseling.

Written by J.O. on Nov 08, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks

Stephanie is very kind, helpful and listens well. She is great at offering tools and videos to work through, and I am realising a lot of things about myself that I could not have done without talking to her.

Written by K.A. on Oct 22, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 9 months

Stephanie works hard to build up my self-esteem every session. I am becoming more confident in myself and more confident that I will move past this rough time in my life.

Written by S.U. on Sep 04, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 year

Excellent counseling and service!

Written by J.O. on Jun 21, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks

I have only just started but Stephanie is the first person I have truly opened up too without fear of judgement. She is understanding, attentive and helps me to see things in a better light. I am excited to see what the following months brings.

Written by G.O. on May 08, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 8 months

I have great trust in Stephanie. She listens and helps me see the bigger picture. I know she never judges and I feel I can be very open. This is a huge thing for me. She is very gentle, compassionate and I have recommended both her and this website.

Written by B.R. on Apr 30, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 7 months

Great counselor. Stephanie helped me as I walked through a difficult chapter in my life. She also helped me to uncover things I had burried along the way. Don’t hesitate she’s great!

Written by C.Y. on Apr 24, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 6 months

Stephanie has been a really good counselor, not judgmental, I was kind of afraid to go to counseling but Stephanie has been very welcoming and helpful.

Written by T.I. on Feb 20, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 5 months

I am very comfortable with Stephanie and she is very easy for me to talk to.

Written by .. on Jan 03, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks

Stephanie is an excellent counselor. She is gentle, caring and gutsy in her approach. I've found her to be a wonderful listening ear and very approachable & flexible. Her experience in the field is a credit to her. Thank you for helping me walk through a tough time.

Written by C.O. on Dec 20, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months

Great woman who tries to help you with your daily battles. I would refer her to anyone and everyone.

Written by J.A. on Sep 15, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks

My conversations with Stephanie have been very productive. She is genuine and calm in her approach. I particularly appreciate her thoughtfulness.

Written by J.E. on Aug 30, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks

I have found Stephanie extremely empathetic and helpful. She is happy to make herself available for me most of the time.