Parke Smith, MS, LPC, NCC
Parke is the founder of Lowcountry Counseling Services and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina and a Certified EMDR Therapist. He helps people just like you get unstuck. Maybe you’re stuck because of self-limiting beliefs, nagging anxiety, shame from your past, an inner critic that won’t shut up, or a depression that constantly whispers a message of hopelessness. Parke can help you journey into these parts of your story, reclaim hope and move beyond being stuck. Parke delights in the deep honor of walking alongside his clients through the process of insight, healing and transformation.
Parke received his Master’s of Science in Counseling from Loyola University in New Orleans. He has been working in the field of Counseling since 2006 and specifically as a counselor since 2008. Parke specializes in integrating mindfulness and body awareness with traditional psychotherapy in order to invite you to live into the fullness of who you were created to be. He approaches the work of counseling from a holistic perspective and holds to the belief that you are much more than a list of symptoms. Parke believes that your symptoms have deeper meaning and will invite you to explore the deeper story of your symptoms with curiosity and compassion.
He has assisted clients with a broad spectrum of issues: medical trauma, childhood and contemporary trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety and panic, depression, self esteem struggles, smoking cessation, alleviating compulsions, workplace stress, relationship problems and life-transition difficulties.
Past clients have described me as empathic, encouraging, and empowering. Choosing the right therapist to work with is an important step, so I'd be happy to discuss any questions you might have and make sure you get the right fit.