I work with teenagers, young adults, couples, and families in both church and clinical settings. My areas of focus include issues related to these various stages of life and the unique experiences that arise during these transitional periods (i.e. communication, anxiety, depression, identity, etc.) on our journey through life. I’m also currently on staff part-time at Highland Park Presbyterian Church where I work with the youth and their families.
I speak and teach at churches, schools, conferences, and workshops on a variety of issues. Most often I am asked to speak on the transforming effects of technology, the transition from adolescence to young adulthood, and marital dynamics. I write regularly at my blog rhettsmith.com and contribute to a variety of other online sites.
I’m an avid writer, runner, traveler, and enjoy spending time with my family.
I’m licensed in the state of Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (#201264). I’m an Associate Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, and the Dallas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
I’m a graduate of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona where I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and I hold the graduate degrees of Master of Divinity, and Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
I’m a Family Wellness Instructor, Certified Prepare and Enrich Counselor, and I’m receiving extensive training (Gestalt/Existential/Experiential therapy) from therapist/life coach Rick Carson and marriage and family therapist Scott Gornto.