Ms. Lourene Pike Thaxton-Smith, LPC, Ed.D.

(female, she)

Online Therapy

About Me

I am from North Carolina and now practice in Arkansas.

Education & Experience

I have served my world for the most part as a lifelong educator (K-college level) and now work as a mental health therapist. I obtained EMDR training and use this in my work as a private therapist mainly with adult clients. I have a private practice where clients either use cash or choose not to use their insurance, People have trauma of all kinds who benefit from EMDR therapy; I am so pleased to know how to help them.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I have just enlisted to help with an Arkansas volunteer group for disaster relief. I await specific organizational information and do pro bono work as well.

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna