My name is Carolyn Elaine Smith. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Georgia with 11 years of experience. My theoretical approach includes a Client-centered base along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. These modalities have worked together to help clients uproot hidden issues that may be causing irrational thinking and behavioral problems. My mission is to educate clients as well as counsel clients on how to live a more quality life and to learn how to identify triggers and use coping mechanisms to manage problems on their own. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, low self-esteem, grief and suffering, terminal illness diagnoses, and relationship issues. I believe in God and the power of prayer for whole-person recovery. However, my religious beliefs are only shared when requested by the client. I respect and empower clients to identify a support system including myself to help them reach their identified goals.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Infidelity, Multicultural Concerns
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
GA LPC LPC008152
Carolyn Smith is a kind soul. Her concern for me exceeds the dedicated time in session. It is always obvious that she has been giving much thought to me and my situation long after the session ends. She listens to understand, and she understands she needs to listen. I always feel heard and respected and never judged. My entire family benefits from the service she provides to me.
Written on Oct 17, 2023 after therapy with Carolyn for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coaching
Carolyn is a wonderful, God-ordained counselor. Her invitation to pray at the beginning of the session and end of the session, inviting God to lead her in counseling is very welcoming and needed, and I'm grateful she does this. You leave her sessions better than when you entered them, with a powerful connection to the Holy Spirit. I value and highly recommend, Carolyn! Thank you for your service and for all that you do!
Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with Carolyn for 3 weeks
Carolyn is a wonderful therapist who is highly skilled and provides compassionate care. She conducts herself with a high degree of professionalism and always responds to messages in a timely manner. Would recommend her services without reservation.
Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Carolyn for 9 months
She is flexible and I need that right now.
Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression
My first session with Carolyn Smith went very well. She was very nice. I felt comfortable in talking to her. She was genuinely concerned about my well-being. She recommended a higher level of therapy for me which I greatly appreciated. Carolyn Smith is a good Therapist. I highly recommend her. Thank you!
Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Wonderful counselor, listener, advisor.
Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes