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Beth Pilous-Smith Ph.D, PCC-S

Beth Pilous-Smith Ph.D, PCC-S


29 years of experience

My name is Beth Pilous-Smith (Licensed in OHIO). As a therapist, I am passionate about empowering individuals. I aim to join you in successfully reaching your goals of repairing/resolving conflicts, lessening distress and emotional pain, solving problems, and enhancing your overall well-being. I work hard to create a safe, calm place where my clients feel supported and heard. While I have worked with clients with multiple therapeutic issues, I have spent many years specifically assisting clients with issues related to trauma, adoption, educational needs, attachment, divorce, parenting concerns, and mood disorders. Additionally, I am kink, polyamorous, nonmonogamy, and BDSM friendly. I have more than 29 years of experience working in mental health in clinical, school, and community settings. I enjoy working with all age ranges. I look forward to meeting you!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Our initial session is focused on exploring your needs and discovering the best approach to meeting those needs, as well as establishing a treatment plan, providing you with some immediate strategies to begin to implement to start making progress toward your goals. Our sessions together will be a journey into your truth and healing, which may often be the hardest thing you have ever done. You will feel heard and supported.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I utilize an approach adapted for each client, typically with cognitive behavioral therapy and related techniques used throughout the therapeutic process. Developing an awareness of our thought patterns and exploring the validity of the thoughts allows us to transform ourselves and to find greater soundness of mind.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I believe my biggest strength is being able to create an environment where the client knows that they are being listened to in an atmosphere that feels comfortable and genuine.

About Beth Pilous-Smith Ph.D, PCC-S

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