For Transformative Therapy...

Transformative Therapy

for Indivduals, Couples, and Family

About Us

EMERGE, PLLC is a Personal and Relationship Coaching and Enrichment Company committed to assisting each person in achieving personal wholeness, interpersonal awareness, and healthy relationships through counseling, coaching, seminars, relationship enrichment programs and self development exercises.

Our Mission

Our Mission follows our 7 E's therapy goals: Equip, Esteem, Enhance, Encourage, Expand, Exemplify, and Embrace


Equip individuals to achieve personal wholeness, interpersonal awareness, mental stability and spiritual maturity.


Esteem the total well-being (mind, body and spirit) of individuals to recognize, develop, and implement strategies to create an abundant life.


Enhance the personal development of individuals with creative, uplifting, thought provoking and results oriented sessions, seminars and programs.


Encourage individuals to avoid all forms of illicit and unhealthy relationships, including but not limited to, domestic violence relationships and seek professional help from local community agencies.


Expand the strengths and uniqueness of individuals, promoting a spirit of acceptance, significance, and self value.


Exemplify a spirit of excellence to empower individuals to define and live fuller, more productive, and wholesome lives.


Embrace a corporate purpose by working collaboratively with private and public entities to provide comprehensive interventions, governing policies, and trainings that address the overarching issues of mental health and well-being in our nation.

A Word About the Lead Therapist


Charmaine M. Smith, LMFT, is a Psychotherapist, Relationship Coach, and Certified Family Court Mediator. Charmaine is licensed in the states of Kentucky and Texas along with Tele-Counseling accreditation.

Charmaine graduated Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Charmaine is an approved Marriage Enrichment facilitator by Family Dynamics, PREP and Life Innovations. Charmaine holds membership in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Kentucky Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the National Association of Female Executives (Women on the GO Network) and the Professional Woman Network (PWN).

Charmaine has co-authored three books, (1) Learning to Love Yourself: Self Esteem for Women, (2) Second Chance Living: Out of the Darkness, Into the Light and a contributive manuscript in the PWN Library series for African American Women, and (3) Learning to Love Yourself: A Handbook for the African American Woman.

Charmaine has always been passionate about SELF improvement, SELF renewal, and SELF discovery for all people. Her dedication to this field is represented in her pursuit of education and experience to become professionally licensed to assist people in need. Charmine looks forward to meeting you. Schedule your appointment today