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Anna (Kate) Smart, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! If you are reading this then it means you are somewhere along the way to seeking therapy - welcome, it's great you are here! Making the decision to talk through personal challenges and struggles with someone takes courage and while it can be a hard step to take, it opens the door to positive and profound change.

If you are looking to heal, let's talk. If you are struggling with life transitions or challenges that seem insurmountable, let's talk. If you are wanting to gain a fresh perspective or make some difficult changes, let's talk.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and have been providing mental health support there and overseas since 2009. I have worked in a variety of settings including outreach centers for survivors of violence, a university counseling center and private practice, and have had the opportunity to work with people of all ages and various nationalities.

I practice using a strengths-based approach, focusing on a person's resilience and building on the strengths they possess (we all have strengths, sometimes we are just so overwhelmed by life we are not able to see them clearly). Over the course of therapy I incorporate elements of cognitive behavioral, trauma-focused, solution focused and person-centered therapy. Therapy is not one size fits all and thus the therapeutic process is tailored to meet individual needs.

It is truly a privilege to be present with someone on their path of self-discovery and change and I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Self esteem Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Expats, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

MO LCSW 2012004769


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Anna (Kate) Smart. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I love working with Anna! She’s so understanding, nurturing and able to listen . She’s a very modern psychologist, exactly someone who a teenager would love to talk to. Sometimes it feels as if she’s also a mother figure, which maybe someone never got in a healthy way! recommended to everyone:-)

Written on Jul 04, 2023 after therapy with Anna (Kate) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kate is a wonderful therapist who really takes the time to listen and gives incredibly thoughtful and helpful insight. I highly recommend her.

Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Anna (Kate) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Kate has been such a positive force for me. I struggle with anxiety and she has given me so many tools and reminders of affirmations to help me work toward conquering the stress that I put on myself.

Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with Anna (Kate) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Kate is a great listener, and even when I explained some complicated things, she seemed to pick up every detail and be able to see a bigger picture. 100% recommended

Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Anna (Kate) for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I feel as though Anna (Kate) really and truly understands all the big and small details of what I experience, how I perceive things, how I understand things - this helps us to come to solutions with any difficulties I have experienced but also give me the tools to understand and manage things myself as well as they come up. I have new definitions for words, processes, feelings and appreciate the support I receive hugely.

Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Anna (Kate) for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Kate is very kind and understanding, she give you a feeling it’s someone you know for ages, the one person you call when in trouble - that always says what’s right

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Anna (Kate) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety