As a graduate intern therapist, Grace Smith enjoys helping her clients explore their inner worlds and shift their perspectives.
Working with individuals from all backgrounds, she approaches mental health from a multicultural perspective, incorporating narrative theory and mindfulness into her treatment.
Grace enters the therapy relationship with the understanding of her own cultural background and the awareness of how others’ experiences and background might influence their perspective on the world and how they might approach a therapy relationship.
She incorporates narrative theory into her counseling approach, helping clients explore some of the truths and lessons that they have internalized through their lives that may affect how they approach their relationships and mental health.
Grace's counseling is informed by her practices of yoga and mindfulness. She understands the connection of mind, body, and spirit and uses her knowledge to teach and guide clients.
With these modalities, Grace guides her clients toward a deeper understanding of the unspoken assumptions that drive their choices, and assists them in finding meaning in their daily lives.
Grace is a graduate student at University of Missouri-St. Louis, and is completing her field experience internship for her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Grace is a Missouri native. While traveling, she studied yoga in India.
Grace is being supervised by St. Louis Wellness Center Director Gwin Stewart, PhD., CRAADC, MARS.
Missouri state psychology license 2002011104
Missouri state substance abuse certification 2142, 7309
• Individual Psychotherapy