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D'Amber Pounds-Smith Psychotherapy, MFT

D'Amber Pounds is here to assist you in the journey to a new you. She works together with you on a team; the work is performed by you and guided by her. She strives to be your human vision board to success.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Self-Harm and Suicidal Feelings
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    <$80
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“You must crawl before you walk or run; in the beginning stage of our work together, we will adapt this logic to help build our therapeutic relationship.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist began with my love and interest in wanting to help people and my obsession with the study of the human mental process. I developed and improved my skills as a therapist through my unwavering work with children between the ages of 6-years-old and 15-years-old. Children are the blueprint of the adult they will become and it is this concept that helps shape my approach to my clients.
What should someone know about working with you?
You must crawl before you walk or run; in the beginning stage of our work together, we will adapt this logic to help build our therapeutic relationship. The process is individually-catered and will take as long as the individual needs. Homework and tasks are based on the client’s need with consideration of their limitations.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Caring for others is the foundation of who I am and how I grew up. This translated through my personal, academic, and professional growth. As an African American, it is important for me to not only understand my own cultural challenges but to also understand the challenges of others outside of my chosen culture. Every culture and religion has a story that guides our individual growth and development. This is what motivates the work I do.
“The process is individually-catered and will take as long as the individual needs.”
Interested in speaking with D'Amber?