Vicki Nelson Smeby, MA, LLP

Vicki Nelson Smeby, MA, LLP

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Thervo
1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

My approach to helping others heal is unique and has a spiritual foundation.  I am intuitive while listening and working to understand what is needed for deep, lasting healing. All of my handouts for growth assignments  are original and powerful.
I love the privilege of walking through the healing process with my clients.
Already over 20 years of healthy outcomes!

I am certified in EMDR therapy. This therapy is safe, quick and highly effective to reprocess past traumas and move negative beliefs out. 

Most people initially call for assistance regarding navigating relationships. "We learn to work on ourselves first and then we bring a healthier version of ourselves to our relationship. Only then can we clearly make a decision about what the next step is".
I employ recovery principles to the healing work that we will be doing. 

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I love helping my clients sort and then differentiate how to view life while moving forward in the healing process. It is an exceptional journey of learning and trying out new thoughts and behaviors. 

What I enjoy the most is helping others learn how to live their life without fear. Fear is not of God and I believe we make very different decisions in our lives when we do not make them based on fear. 

I am looking forward to meeting you!

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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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  • Carol R.

    Vicki is an excellent therapist and a delightful human being! She is easy to talk to, insightful and caring. She is skilled in using EMDR to get to the root of issues and heal traumatic experiences quickly. I highly recommend her.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

At this time, during COVID-19, we will be scheduling and working via Telemed therapy over Zoom video. My goal for each client is to walk away with value from their first session.

We identify your needs and put a plan in place for you to be able to meet your goals. Each time we have a session, you will have very specific goals to focus on between sessions. This is how you will continually be working toward the life that you want.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Masters degree in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University.

I am certified in S.A.F.E. EMDR therapy which means we have a way to quickly and effectively identify the negative belief that you have about yourself. The negative belief seems true but it is not true and is based on past traumas. We will re-process the traumas via a specific protocol and install a new positive belief about yourself. It is the most researched therapy available. It works!

I enjoy helping others learn about codependency and how to heal from it through education and self care. I am a huge fan of Melody Beatty and her app called "the language of letting go". I refer to her as your "pocket therapist" and "queen of self-care". We will have fun while you are healing. This journey takes time and energy but is your best investment in yourself and your future. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I accept all major insurance including BCBS, Priority Health, Aetna, Cofinity and ASR.

All others are out of network meaning they will apply toward meeting your out of network deductible.

If you are a private pay client, the initial consultation is $150 and subsequent sessions are $130. This is standard industry pricing. 

How did you get started in this business?

Great question! I knew I wanted to do this work when I was 11 years old! I found that others trusted me with their inner most thoughts and for direction in their lives. I initially spent years in the business world and then pursued my masters degree in counseling psychology in my early 30s. I have been blessed to have helped hundreds of people in the last two decades. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Client marriages thriving!

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Choose a therapist you trust and do the work.

Take suggestions.