Lakendria R. Smith

Lakendria R. Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Mississippi Accepting Online
Updated August 23, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Academic challenges
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Child mental health
  • Career counseling

Professional statement

Lakendria Smith is a License Professional Counselor. She received her Graduate degree at Grand Canyon University along with a Post-Graduate Degree in Childhood Disorders. She has over a decade of experience working with children between the ages of 6-17 and adults 18-60. Lakendria worked within a wide variety of outpatient mental health programs, psychiatric hospitals, and school systems including Marshall and Desoto County Schools.

She has received her Bachelor's Degree at University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in Psychology, my Master of Arts at University of Phoenix in Psychology, and a Master of Science at Grand Canyon University in Professional Counseling. Lakendria specializes in behavioral interventions, stress, ODD, women issues, relationship, school issues, anxiety, depression, and conflict management. She can be reached on the virtual platform known as The Harris Group.

Message to clients

"The Importance of Life is Healing and overall Happiness." As your therapist, I will begin by meeting you where you are emotionally and mentally. I have over a decade of experience working with children between the ages of 6-17 and adults 18-60. My name is Ms. Lakendria Smith and I'm a board-certified Counselor. I attended Grand Canyon University and have been practicing therapy for 15 years. I have worked within a wide variety of outpatient mental health programs, schools, and psychiatric hospitals. As your counselor, I will begin by meeting you where you are emotionally and mentally. It is important that the therapist and the client have a positive rapport. Each person should be heard but allow themselves to be open to guidance and another perspective. Mental health is an intricate part of our everyday lives and not be afraid to seek assistance to maintain mental stability.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $55 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $210 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Mississippi)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Sat 9:am-3:00pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Parkwood Behavioral Health, Therapist, 2016 - Present

Grand Canyon University, Postgrad Childhood Disorders Certification, 2023
Grand Canyon University, Masters in Counseling, 2015


Mississippi: 2652