E.J. Smith, M.S., LPC, NCC, CCTP is a licensed professional counselor in private practice specializing in LGBTQ+, gender identity-related, sexual health, and trauma recovery topics. She is licensed to practice in Texas, Virginia, DC, and Maryland. Ms. Smith is an approved LPC clinical supervisor Virginia and Maryland.
E.J. works from an existential lens and uses a collaborative approach with her clients. She is also trained in EMDR, cognitive processing therapy, Gottman Method couples counseling, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and Transgender Care provider. She has worked in a variety of settings, including in-patient, community non-profit, and government, and has been in private practice since 2016, working with individuals healing the wounds created by sexual trauma, and navigating the journey of sexual and gender identity discovery.
Bisexuality is not a reason why people get sexually assaulted. That's victim blaming, y'all. Any commentary, especially on the part of a mental health professional, that takes away from acknowledging the presence and the choices of the perpetrator as the key factors resulting in someone's sexual abuse... is victim blaming.7 October 2022
So often in our relationships we avoid asking the question we *actually* want the answer to. We ask about someone being okay with an event or a decision we've made, rather than getting to the heart of the matter, and the source of our fear or concern: Do you still love me? Do you still respect me?7 October 2022