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Charnell Smith, LCSW-C

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

"Happiness is a journey not a destination". Welcome to your journey to happiness and fulfillment, I will serve as your guide to assist you with navigating through a tough time and assist to find ways in dealing with your concerns. I am a board certified licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families deal with various stressful situations. I have worked with people with almost every mental health concern, from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, adjustment issues, substance use disorders, and personality difficulties. My expertise is in working with people dealing with adjusting to various life transitions such as high school to college, military service, marriage/divorce, grief and loss issues. I have been trained in and utilize various behavioral therapy techniques to include cognitive, dialectal, behavioral activation, as well as cognitive processing and prolonged exposure therapy for persons dealing with trauma issues. But I have learned over the years to meet my clients where they are, and sometimes supportive counseling and being an unbiased person to allow someone to process their stress is all a client needs to feel better about their situation. I have varied experience from working with children with disabilities in a school setting, to medical social work in a hospital setting, working w/the offender population, general outpatient mental health clinical work, and people struggling with various addictions.

Self-Help and working on oneself is not easy, but taking the first step towards mental and emotional wellness is a sign of strength.

As a famous author has said, " We CAN do the HARD things!"

I am here to assist you work through a possibly hard time to continue on your journey to happiness!

Professional experience

22yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Military and Veterans Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

License information

MD LCSW-C 11847

Reviews

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Charnell is the best. She just gets me. Very responsive and compassionate.

Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Charnell for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and anger management

Charnell is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic, a great listener, very caring and asks questions that move our dialogue forward. I always find the conversations to be very helpful and I appreciate how dedicated and committed she is to her patients’ success!

Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Charnell for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Thank you.

Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Charnell for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

She gets to understand the facts that are involve in a situatuon and that helps to feel understood

Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really enjoy our sessions! you are super helpful with giving tips and you are a great listener! keep being authentically you!

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Charnell for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love her!!!!!!

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Charnell for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd