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Dr. Bernadette Smith - Texas Counselor & Therapist

Dr. Bernadette P. Smith she/her
ensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor

Your Relationship Journey Starts Within

The first step towards nurturing any meaningful relationship—be it romantic, familial, friendship, or even professional—begins with cultivating a deep, understanding relationship with yourself.

One year, I began reflecting on my journey, and I recall a pivotal moment when I examined the various relationships in my life. It wasn't just about who was present or what roles I played; it was a comprehensive reflection on values, conflicts, and, importantly, recurring patterns. This introspection wasn't superficial; it was a deep dive into the essence of my connections with others, spanning family, friends, romantic partners, and professional acquaintances.

Identifying these patterns was eye awakening, and helped me create a roadmap to personal growth. It allowed me to navigate my relationships with greater authenticity and intention, ensuring I could be fully present and genuine in every interaction.


As your therapist, I will extend a similar approach, by focusing on uncovering and understanding patterns and behaviors that influence your relationships. By doing so, we collaboratively work towards enhancing your capacity to engage authentically in all aspects of your life, aligning your actions and interactions with your overarching life goals.

Embarking on this journey of self-discovery and relationship enhancement requires courage, curiosity, and the willingness to explore one's inner self. It's a process of uncovering, understanding, and, ultimately, transforming how we relate to ourselves and, by extension, to others around us. Let's take this transformative step together, uncovering the patterns and possibilities that lie within, to foster healthier, more fulfilling relationships across every area of your life.

What is holding you back from taking the next step and scheduling a free 15 consultation? What do you have to lose from scheduling a free 15 consultation? Most importantly, what could you gain from beginning your transformative journey?

Your Wellness Journey

When I was in college I majored in English and my mentor would say “When are you going to realize you’re not an English major?” I worked in the Wellness Center on campus and helped her manage all of the wellness outreach initiatives and she saw how passionate I was about the work I was doing on campus.

Well she was right, I decided to not move forward with becoming a teacher and began to explore the field of counseling. It was a perfect and natural fit. Even though my time at the Wellness Center was many years ago, my counseling roots began in Wellness.

As I have gotten older and experienced various life events and transitions, my appreciation for wellness has grown. When of the 6 Dimensions of Wellness is off, it trickles into other aspects of your life. I have found that recognizing your triggers and implementing wellness techniques can help maintain balance in your life. I have also found that often times, it can be the smallest adjustments that make the biggest impact.

Why continue to live your life unbalanced and stressed when you can start implementing simple steps today?

What about other issues outside of relationships and wellness?

There are definitely other areas of concern that I assist clients with, Relationships and Wellness just happen to my niche. I would also enjoy working with you to create a better sense of self and assist you in creating the happiness you desire. So if you find that you might want to address life transitions, self-esteem, grief and loss, reach out for a free consultation so we can discuss how I will be able to help you reach your goals. 


  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor – Texas #741741

  • National Certified Counselor 

  • Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education from Texas Southern University

  • Master of Education in Counseling from Texas Southern University

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Linguistics from the University of Houston

Insurance Accepted: Cigna, BCBS, UnitedHealth Care, Oscar, Optum, Carelon (Beacon)

Private Pay Rate: $170

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