Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, The Hideaway Experience
Topic: The Anxiety of Teenagers
Rhett Smith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MDIV, MSMFT) at Auxano Counseling in Plano, TX and is on staff at The Hideaway Experience, a four-day marriage intensive in Amarillo, TX. He has been working in a variety of ministerial and counseling contexts since 1998 providing pastoral counseling and therapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. He served as the college pastor at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles from 2001-2008, and provided parenting classes for the parents of Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas from 2008-2011. His areas of specialization include marriage and family, anxiety, adolescent & young adult transitions, social media and technology, spiritual direction, and pastors and their families.
Rhett is the author of The Anxious Christian and is a contributing online journalist to Fuller Youth Institute, as well as writing articles for Collide Magazine, Start Marriage Right, Youth Specialties, Catalyst, etc. He also co-authored Outspoken: Conversations on Church Communication and The New Media Frontier where he wrote on the topic of “New Media Ministry to the MySpace-Facebook Generation.
Rhett earned his Master of Divinity and MS in Marital and Family Therapy degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He is a member of the The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, The Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, and the Vice-President of The Dallas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Rhett lives in McKinney, TX and enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with his wife and two children.