Foggy Pier
Male Student

“I'm back in school now and haven't relapsed since we finished meeting. I'm now fighting for myself instead of against myself. I met the most amazing girl and we are doing great.”

— Male, Age 31

Family Moments

“Wow! What a mess of a family we were--Big fights over in-laws, money, and our kids. Mara said if we put in the work, we'd see a difference and she was right!”

— Young couple & 2 children

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John M. Smith 
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

      AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Individuals, Couples, & Families

  • Ages 12 through Adult

  • Relationship Issues

  • Anxiety, Depression, Grief

  • Addiction Recovery

  • EMDR-Complex Trauma

  • Premarital & Marital (Prepare/Enrich)

  • Christian Counseling (by request)

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          John M. Smith, MMFT

               Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

John Smith, MMFT, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate who brings his warm and engaging personality into the room with his clients. He enjoys working with a wide range of diversity and has a way of making others feel both accepted and inspired regardless of their background. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in marriage and family therapy.

John joined Hope Harbor after gaining experience at both The Marriage & Family Institute Clinic and The Medical and Counseling Care Center in Northwest Texas. His clinical background includes walking with individuals, couples, and families through anxiety, depression, addiction, disordered eating, infidelity, grief & loss, and challenging life transitions. He has also spent extensive time working with high school and college aged individuals as well as couples experiencing conflict and communication difficulties.

John received specialized training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for working with individuals and is EMDR trained through EMDRIA for treating a variety of conditions, including trauma. John’s training for working with couples includes Gottman Therapy, which is based on over 30 years of research in the field. He is also a Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator through Together in Texas. In graduate school, John was a member of the Alpha Chi Honors Society and completed qualitative research through Qualtrix on Pornography and Long-term Relationships and presented at the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference.

John compassionately and proactively focuses on resolving the past and equipping his clients with the tools needed to navigate and live a more harmonious life. Each evidence-based solution is tailored to fit his client’s goals towards healing. John believes that every person has what it takes to improve but sometimes requires a little guidance along the way. He looks forward to joining with you on finding the way through your challenges to your best self.

John and his family are new to the area. So he gladly accepts any and all recommendations from the locals on favorite spots!

 

 

 

 Member of The Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT)

Texas State License LMFT Associate #204745