Counseling Services

Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD
Couples Counseling
Family Counseling
Counseling for Children Ages 9+
Adolescent Therapy---Adjustment, Social, and Emotional issues
Parenting Support 
Grief Counseling
Education, Work and Career Issues
Stress Management
Conflict Resolution
Loss of Job / New Career
Unexpected and Life Changing Events

Virtual Therapy Services--SEE BELOW

Get to Know the Counselor

I know that the issues listed above represent difficult and painful times. I have lived for a few years and have gone through tough times myself, and I can promise you that you can get through your difficulties and reach the other side.

Please know that I am a counselor who understands. I will work with you to get to the heart of the issues causing your pain so that you can begin to move toward the relief, growth, and life restoration you deserve.
HELP IS AVAILABLE. You are a unique and special person created by God!

Debbie Smart and Ronnie Smart

Live life as it was meant to be lived!

Individual and family care are my greatest passions. Working with parents, children, and adolescents for over 20 years as a school guidance counselor allowed me to understand what it takes for family life to thrive! 

I work with individuals and families to facilitate the transforming changes needed for living healthy and successful lives. I  understand the love, joy, and difficulties that life brings. I also understand that life can change in a moment. In just seconds, a happy situation can suddenly become tragic. Caring and personalized counseling is provided to help you find the passage through the tough times.

I work with other professionals when needed, including with my husband and partner, Ron Smart, to help alleviate the issues that are interfering with your life. We will work together to help you heal. 
My services are based on a Christian viewpoint as I seek to restore broken relationships to the completeness that only God provides. You will not receive blame, guilt, or badgering in my office. I will walk with you in love through the troubled times. I will work to find the bridges to your new life so that you may grow into the wholeness that you seek. 

Are you ready to feel better and have a better life? Please give me a call or send an email today.

Debbie Smart, LMHC

P.S. This is my family--joyful, crazy, and human (with Ronnie and me on the far right)!

Ron and Debbie Smart therapy and coaching Lake Nona

Virtual Therapy Services

At The Bridge Counseling & Coaching, we provide both in-person therapy sessions and sessions conducted online. We believe that the most effective therapy work happens in person, so we encourage all clients to come to our office for appointments. When this isn't possible or is not in the best interests of the client, we're happy to offer virtual sessions. 

To make an appointment for a virtual session, click on the button below to send  us an email.