3206 50TH ST CT NW, SUITE 105-F GIG HARBOR, WA 8335

(253) 468-7899

Jackie M. Smith, MSW, LICSW, EMDR

About Us

Jackie Smith, MSW, LICSW

I am highly experienced working with PTSD and trauma.  I am known for my deep caring, humor and dedication to helping people heal from their emotional pain.  I work with clients to fully heal so they may thrive, be completely content and enjoy deeply satisfying relationships.  I have successfully helped many people reach this quality of life.


I am trained in EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy; specialized in treating  trauma and anxiety.  I use the word “trauma” to include both the overwhelming “large” traumas that can happen such as car accidents, abuse, childhood trauma,  military and sexual traumas, loss of loved ones, etc., as well as the “smaller” traumas that happen such as criticisms, break-ups, and humiliations.

Education

I have a Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington (2009). As an Army Veteran, I have strong passion working with Veterans, First Responders and their families. 

Services and Rates

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Services

We provide individual counseling to adults and children. Our counseling practice is broad in scope, encompassing depression, anxiety, relationship problems and post-traumatic stress. I also provide consulting, coaching and psycho-education regarding communication, parenting skills, blended families and stress management. 

EMDR

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. 

Accelerated resolution therapy

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) works directly to reprogram the way distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. 

Insurance and Rates

Rates range from $150-225


We are currently in network with the following plans:


Premera

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plans  

First Choice

Kaiser PPO

Lifewise


We are considered “Out of Network” providers for most insurance companies. We will provide you with a “Super Bill” to give to your insurance company to receive reimbursement in accordance with your policy.  You can talk with your insurance company regarding the terms of your policy to get a better understanding of what sessions will cost.We also accept Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Accounts payment.


Questions about billing or insurance?

Contact your insurance company for benefit quotes.