Hi, I’m Yunetta. I can’t wait to support you alongside your EMDR journey!
I graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Minor in African-America Studies. I received my Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider, and Approved Supervisor in the state of Tennessee. I also hold LPCC Licenses in Kentucky and Idaho. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors, and I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA approved consultant. Servicing clinicians as a coach and supporting EMDR trainings since 2020. I am also a Therapreneur and CEO and founder of Spring Forth Counseling.
My professional experience includes working in various clinical settings including group practice, private practice, community mental health settings, mobile crisis departments, military installations, and school settings. I also enjoy supporting various companies by providing psychoeducation and support via staff development, speaking engagements. I am a Self-published author of self-care workbook “Take the struggle out of self-care, six weeks to create your self-care strategy.
I work diligently to spread awareness through various media platforms including the weekly “Talk it out Tuesday” segment on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Co-Hosting the Deeper than the Diet Podcast, and supporting the circle of mothers of the Trayvon Martin Foundation founded by Sybrina Fulton. I also provide content for various platforms such as YouTube, CNBC, The Mount Zion Baptist Church Church-Fit Community, Pop Sugar, and Fitspire-a health and wellness app.
Now onto the reason, I do what I do: I love therapy, coaching, and consultation. I love to see people healed, whole, thriving, hopeful, inspired, growing, and changing. It may sound cliché, but I think therapy and healing is a beautiful things. To be able to create an atmosphere where individuals can be seen, heard, and affirmed is something I don’t take lightly.
I am a ground breaker, a stigma breaker, and a cycle breaker who cultivates spaces for healing, wholeness, compassion, and change. It is my hope that I can encourage everyone I encounter to embrace taking off their mask, embody standing in their truth, and experience loving what they see.
About Ground Breakers
Ground Breakers was founded by Yunetta Spring Smith and designed to create a unique space for the BIPOC communities and trauma therapists to learn, grow, and heal. By making impactful trauma treatment modalities accessible and providing ease in finding therapists who are committed to practicing cultural humility.
Ground Breakers sprung forth in 2020 the year when suppression was no longer sustainable, and we all were forced to sit still. Groundbreakers saw the struggle and strives to be a part of the solution. We honor diverse communities. We support those who have various backgrounds. We show up with various shapes, skin, and sizes. We value different beliefs, practices, traditions, customs, and cultures. Our Diversity is our strength, and although we are strong, we still deserve to be supported, and although we are resilient, we still deserve rest, and although we are whole we still deserve to heal and learn in safe spaces.
Ground Breakers Therapy (GBT) strives to make the services of BIPOC trauma therapists more accessible and visible to those in need. By creating a space specifically for those who desire to heal their trauma. We strive to provide easy access to trauma-informed therapists who need more consultation, training, and those who desire to utilize a BIPOC consultant. We will grow to be the primary access point for those who would like to learn more about healing trauma by providing tools, resources, and offering courses.
Break Stigmas, Break Cycles, Heal Trauma, and Break Ground
Break Cycles. Break Stigmas. Break Ground.
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