My name is Madeline Smith and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor here at Hope Springs. I'm so happy that you're here! I would love to tell you a little bit about myself to make your entry into therapy a comfortable and inviting one.
My career: I've known I wanted to be a therapist since I was 8 years old and have worked my entire life to work in this space. Helping others has always been my biggest passion in life and to get to base a career around it is astounding and fulfilling. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of North Georgia in 2018 and went on to graduate school at Hazelden Betty Ford for an M.A. in Integrative Care for Co-Occurring Disorders. Throughout my time in college and in graduate school, I worked at Twin Lakes Recovery Center and remained a therapist there until 2021 at which point I worked as a therapist at Good Landing Recovery Center. Although my speciality is in addiction, I have experience with counseling mental health specific clients as well.
My personal life: I love spending time with my husband and dog and we love being outdoors and living simply. I have a lot of hobbies that include hiking, camping, figure skating, kickboxing, and essentially anything active. I love people and can't wait to love you too!
My sessions: I enjoy creating a warm and inviting session space where my clients feel comfortable and safe sharing with me. Whether that be outside in nature, inside in a cozy environment, I enjoy taking my client's lead on what they need to feel safe and secure. My primary modalities in my sessions include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy, however I ensure that I take an individualized approach as every client is different and has different needs!
“I am very proud of you for considering therapy and hope that you remain open to the healing process;
Remember that you are more than worth it. “
Please note, I do not accept insurance, but a monthly super bill will be uploaded to your client portal should you wish to submit for reimbursement. HSA & FSA cards are accepted.
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
HAZELDEN BETTY FORD Graduate School for Addiction Studies
Master’s in Addiction Studies: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders, 2020
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA, Gainesville
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2018