I am not what has happened to me.
I am what I choose to become.
My name is Arianna Smith, founder and owner of Quiet Moon Counseling.
I help Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) learn to cope with overwhelm, find belonging, and embrace their unique place in the world.
I support LGBTQIA+ survivors of abuse and trauma as they embark on a healing journey to reclaim their voice and identity.
I teach HSPs and LGBTQIA+ survivors how to create and maintain deep and meaningful connections with themselves and others.
I believe that, deep down, you are intuitively oriented towards wholeness and growth. I believe that you are capable of tremendous change. If you are reading this, chances are, a small part of you believes this, too. I can help you find that spark of hope and fire within you so you can start taking the right steps on your path towards happiness, wholeness, and authenticity.
I am passionate about minimalism and this is interwoven into my practice by challenging you to identify and explore your values and the essential components of your life. I support you in getting rid of what is no longer serving you – be they thought patterns, relationships, employment, or possessions.
My work in this field began as a volunteer advocate for a sexual assault hotline for several years. In this role, I witnessed the power of human connection and empathy to heal and change lives, during even the most dark of times. I realized that serving and supporting others in this capacity needed to become my career and pursued training to become a mental health counselor.
I have worked with a variety of populations with the primary focus on women, people experiencing anxiety/depression, survivors of sexual assault/intimate partner violence, and professionals experience secondary trauma and burnout. I have a passion for working with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs), the LGBTQIA+ community and am a strong advocate of body positivity/body neutrality. I have worked in a variety of settings, including shelters, non-profits, clinics, and home-based services.
I was born and raised on a homestead in South Central Alaska. Growing up amidst such isolated beauty allowed me to deeply appreciate the wisdom of the natural world. I have lived in Colorado for the past 10 years, in both rural and urban areas. When I’m not reading or thrifting, you will find me roaming the mountains with my partner or trying to photograph our fur babies.
Finally, I am a twin. Believe it or not, my twin sister (whom I affectionately call my ‘womb mate’) and I are one of six sets of twins in the extended family. Not to mention, my sister has twin girls. (Translation = that’s a lot of matching outfits!). If you are a twin, some experts state that you may find working with a therapist who is a twin to be especially helpful.
If anything you have read resonates with you (even the tiniest bit), take your time to explore my site to learn more about the services I offer. Don’t forget to check out my blog, which offers free and helpful content around a variety of issues, with a focus on minimalism and ways to thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).
When you feel ready, let’s talk. The best way to find out if we are a good fit is to start with a phone call. Schedule now.
Arianna Smith, MA, LPC, EMDR