Virginia Smith received her Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech. Some of you may recognize her from her previous role as our intake coordinator. Virginia has been an integral part of our administrative team for the last 2 years and is excited to serve in her new role as counselor.
Virginia works with teens and adults and has experience with individual therapy as well as facilitating groups. Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain, career/vocational counseling, burn-out, self-image/esteem, and relationships.
Virginia considers counseling a process which may be necessary during challenging times in life. This process may involve fixing faulty beliefs, adjusting behaviors, or sometimes it is learning how to suffer well. Virginia primarily counsels using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), however, an eclectic approach may be used to meet a client’s specific needs. CBT’s aim is to help clients recognize and change irrational beliefs, in order to experience emotional and/or behavioral change. Virginia’s education focused on an integrated theoretical approach and the intersection of counseling theories with Biblical principles. She is able to provide counseling from a Biblical worldview for those that desire it.
Virginia grew up in (you guessed it!) Virginia near the Blue Ridge Parkway. She spent time overseas before moving to Wake Forest in 2014 to study at Southeastern. While there, she met the love of her life. She and her husband have 2 furbabies that enjoy going on adventures with them. Virginia enjoys nature, culture, singing and crafts.
Virginia is looking forward to walking alongside you during this part of your life story.
Contact the office to set up an appointment with Virginia Smith, LCMHCA.