Pathlight Center LLC: Welcome from Dr. Joy Smith

  Sometimes on the way to a dream we get lost and find a better one.
--Lisa Hammond
Pathlight Center's focus is on life skills and emotional and spiritual wellness with classes and seminars for those seeking positive life strategies. Almost everyone will encounter times when their lives take an unexpected detour. Sometimes dreams are lost and it becomes difficult to find the way back. Our goal is to partner with and assist individuals, couples and families in developing a positive, workable plan to reclaim their dreams and life goals. All of our participants are very important to us and we invest and rejoice in their new directions and positive outcomes. Those who come to our classes and seminars can feel free to explore feelings, examine life experiences, and develop strategies for change.

  Joy Smith Ed.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor (AL and TN)
Licensed Psychologist-HSP (TN)

NOTE: Dr. Smith is closing her private counseling practice effective August 1, 2017 in order to focus on life skills and emotional and spiritual wellness classes and seminars for those seeking positive life strategies.

Scheduling link here is for existing clients until August 1.


Freedom of Forgiveness

Classes for those wanting to move beyond past wounds and hurts
with a focus on God's forgiveness plan.
Class materials link

PathLight Center Highlights

Life Strategies for Women

Life Strategies is a program especially designed for women of all ages and stages of life. The program features support and education addressing life passages, transitions and self-discovery.

The Pursuit of Joy


Real World Parenting classes are available for families wanting to learn practical, effective parenting skills for today's challenging world. The Daddy Difference class addresses the importance of the father-daughter bond and ways fathers can prepare daughters for future relationships


Talking to Children About Tragic News Events


Love and Relationships

Communication and emotional closeness are crucial to healthy relationships. Classes and resources for couples can help mend lost emotional closeness and establish better conflict and communication styles.





PathLight Center
Dr. Joy Smith

Phone: 256-924-2101

Pathlight Center LLC is a faith-based entity.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.
Psalm 34:18