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Nathaniel D. Smith, M.A., LPC-S, NCC

Nathaniel Smith Counselor & Therapist

Nathaniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor leveraging experience and education in psychology and sociology to provide community support through individual, group, and family counseling. He is an ethical, discreet counselor committed to superior patient support.

Education and Affiliations

Amberton University – Garland, TX
Master of Arts in Counseling

McNeese State University – Lake Charles, LA
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
TX License Number: 19525

National Certified Counselor
Certification Number: 294072

Distance Credentialed Counselor: 1340

Certified Anger and Depression Management Specialist

Certified Anger Resolution Therapist

Certified Tobacco Cessation Treatment Specialist

Member of the Texas Council On Family Violence: ID# 19870

Member of the American Counseling Association: ID# 6098340

Texas Department of Criminal Justice accredited Battering Intervention and Prevention Program

Areas of Specialty




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Marina Spriggs, M.A., LPC Intern
License #77525

Supervised by Nathaniel D. Smith, M.A., LPC-S
License #19525

“Each one of us has within, all the solutions and tools necessary for a more effective life. We sometimes just need help in knowing where to look.” - Steven Heller, PhD

The above quote encompasses the direction of Marina’s therapy style. She utilizes the latest empirically tested theories in addition to out of the box methods. Marina works with each individual client to come up with a solution that is just right. Marina believes that each person is capable of change,  and sometimes a little help is needed to go Another Way.  She uses a combination of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis and Positive Psychology.  If what you are doing isn’t working; there is ANOTHER WAY.

Education and Affiliations:

Marina holds a Masters in Professional Counseling from Amberton University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from The Ohio State University. She is a member of the North Texas Society of Clinical Hypnosis, The American Counseling Association and a Certified Instructor of Infant Massage. She is the author of Stop Looking for a Husband: Find the Love of Your Life and Nasty Divorce: A Kid’s Eye View. She writes positive divorce advice for The Huffington Post and has extensive research into the damage of high conflict divorce on children.

No judgement here.

“Each of us is more than the worst thing we have ever done.” – Bryan Stevenson

Marina works with

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Divorce/custody
  • Positive parenting
  • Relationships

Rose B. Pritchard

Rose is the Office Manager for Nathaniel Smith Counselor & Associates. Her responsibilities encompass many aspects of our business, including billing, scheduling, reporting, and customer service. Her incredible work ethic helps our team run smoothly. She is the friendly voice that our customers have grown accustomed to hearing when calling in for help.