Khia Hudgins-Smith, M.S.
Individual and Couples Therapist
I have a passion for helping others to build healthy connections, whether that is within themselves as individuals or within a couple or family dynamic. I hold a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University in Psychology and Criminal Justice and an MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Walden University. I am currently working with GenXers, Millennials, couples, and families who are working through familial discord, stress, anxiety, and complex trauma.
I found a calling to help the LGBTQ community when I discovered the limited amount of practices in the area who were willing to open their doors to diversity. I am currently specializing in LGBTQ specific issues and mental health. I am also a trained Brainspotter, which is a brain-body based mindfulness therapy allowing access to memories thought gone.
There is a profound discrepancy between marginalized groups not having safe spaces to process their experiences in this world. My passion is to provide a safe space where a person can access healing using modalities that access not only the cognitive parts but also the parts that are unconscious and need to be nurtured and challenged as well.