My practice is intended for and inclusive of folks who identify as: LGBQIA+, transgender, nonbinary, gender-expansive, Black, Indigenous, POC, sex-workers, kinky, polyamorous, sex-positive, plus-sized/fat, disabled, and/or neurodivergent.
I think of my practice as dual-focus: relationship-to-self & relationship-to-others.

Relationship-to-self is identity work. It begs the questions: Who am I? How does my experience of race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc. affect how I see and move through the world? And, relatedly: How have I been harmed? When do I feel triggered? How/When do I experience care/love/pleasure/safety/security/trust?

Relationship-to-others is relational work. It might ask: In which relationships do I feel supported and loved? Why? Which of my relationships require and deserve investment to maintain? When am I best able to be present? How am I best able to “show up” for others? Where do I suppress my own needs and desires for others’ benefit? In what scenarios have I moved from a place of assumption, rather than collaboration?
I identify as a Black, queer, woman (she/they/themme). As poly, kinky, & neurodivergent. And as a green-/kitchen-/lust- witch.

My birth chart is heavy with water, Mercury, and Pluto placements. IYKYK. But in case you don’t - people tend to experience me as deeply intuitive, inquisitive, and non-judgmental. I very much appreciate when therapy work breaches taboo subjects like sex, death, money, politics, and spirituality. I think that therapy is a suited container to explore some of the more obscure parts of ourselves and to grieve and compost pasts that were and/or futures that will never.
Much of the feedback that I’ve received from clients and students has included descriptors like - direct, genuine, insightful, approachable, and more than any other adjective, real. The movement roles that I most identify with are that of the guide/healer, the visionary, and the storyteller. Therapy, for me, is individually-focused liberation work where foundations are laid for all of us to live more communally.

To find out more about working with me, important info about my services, and to book a free consultation, please visit my website: shakirasmithphd.com

I am currently scheduling individual clients for appointments on Mon, Tues, and Wed. Services are Telehealth/remote only and available for residents of Texas age 18+. I do not provide services for couples at this time.

I am licensed to practice within Texas, where I am based. Through Psypact, I am also permitted to practice with clients who reside in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CO, CNMI, CT, DE, DC, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NJ, NV, NH, NJ, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, VA, WA, WV. WI, & WY.

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  • City
    Austin, TX 78701
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  • State of Practice
    Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Describe Your Practice
    Online Only
  • Hours of Service
    Daytime (9a - 5p), Evening (after 5p)
  • Accepting New Clients
  • Virtual Therapy
  • Prescribes Medication
  • My Website
  • Group Therapy Available