Elevate Counseling

Empowering Your Transformation

I use evidenced based approaches in an affirming environment to treat and help with depression, anxiety, women's issues, trauma, stress, spiritual issues, self-esteem, parenting, relationship issues, coping skills, emotion regulation, and other mental health issues.

In person and Telehealth sessions available

Currently accepting new clients


Lydia K. Smith, MACMHC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor  C.1901872


email: LKScounseling@gmail.com

I earned a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary.  My passion is to empower individuals, couples, and families to live life to the fullest using a strengths-based model.  Wherever you are in life and whatever you have experienced, I provide unconditional positive regard for you to gain insight and knowledge to take one step toward becoming the most authentic you.  I have experience working in a non-profit community mental health agency with a diverse clientele addressing varying mental health needs.   It would be my privilege to walk with you on your transformational path of healing.


Elevate Counseling is not a crisis counseling center so if you feel that your safety is at risk, please call 911 or find the nearest hospital. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline any time at 1-800-273-8255.


Person-Centered Integrative Approach


I believe healing happens through

authentic human connection

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Together we can embrace life’s challenges

Trauma Informed Approach

We will work to overcome obstacles by becoming more empowered

I can help you learn to think about your thinking in order to change how you feel and then change how you behave.

I will offer you help with learning to embrace your experiences in order to take control of your own narrative in a safe, accepting, and supportive environment.


“There is nothing more tragic than an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.”   Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fees: $90.00-150.00 per session.

Initial individual session $100 (55 - 60 min.)

Follow up individual sessions $90 (50 - 55 min.)

Couple's sessions $125 (55 - 65 min.)

Couple's sessions $150 (90 min.)

I accept cash, debit/credit, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards, and Health Savings Account (HSA) cards.

Insurance:  Since many insurance companies utilize medical models that conflict with individual progress and effective treatment, I do not accept direct payment from insurance providers. If you wish to submit a claim to your provider I can provide documentation.  If you have questions I am happy to discuss this in greater detail.

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