Why we do
what we do.
There are some things we can learn from years of formal education, and other things we learn from years of trial and error. Here at 92 Reasons we are experienced in both.
As a result, we don't spend your time preaching to you about how a certain treatment plan, coping skill, or positive affirmation will solve all your problems. Instead, we listen and work with you to figure out how to help you, help yourself. Because counseling isn't supposed to be forever.
LPC & Life Coach
I know what it’s like to be a client. I know how scary it is to trust a stranger with some of your darkest thoughts and deepest secrets. That’s why I have a slightly different approach with each of my clients. As a counselor I have all of the education, training, experience and state approvals to help each of my clients. But before I can help them, I prefer to allow my clients to show me where they are on their journey. To describe their struggles and ensure I understand what’s troubling them the most. Then we work together to meet their health, personal and professional goals, while addressing any new issues that may arise.
I graduated with my Master's degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, from the University of TX Southwestern Medical Center. Unlike many other counseling degrees, this program allowed me to learn about the Mind and the Body. I was trained to address the impact of Biological, Psychological and Sociological issues that can cause distress or discomfort.
For a counseling relationship to be successful, it must be a good fit for myself and my client. I've had my share of "not so great counseling" and it was because I was afraid to say, "I don't feel like you understand me." I want my clients to be able to express their needs so I can help them find a "good fit". My goal is help even if i'm not the one helping.
Dawnea Smith is a licensed Professional Counselor- Associate who specializes in Marriage and Family Counseling. She has experience in individual, group, and addiction support counseling. Dawnea’s background as a Special Education Teacher has increased her knowledge of working with individuals with specific disabilities and disorders. She is excellent at creating individualized plans to meet the needs of her students and clients. She is currently on the District Counseling Advisory Committee for Pilot Point Independent School District and continues to collaborate with the school counselor to meet the needs of at-risk students.
Dawnea’s passion for helping clients overcome life’s challenges was cultivated by the willpower she gained from overcoming her own challenges in life. Her desire is to become a support system to help others overcome challenges as well. She is a graduate of Grand Canyon University, earning a M.S. in Professional Counseling.