Christine Smart

(LCSW)

About Me

OUR WORK TOGETHER: When searching for a counselor you hope to find someone that can not only help, but also someone you can connect with. I believe an effective and ethical therapist is one who starts where you are and will not push their own beliefs or attitudes. Your counseling session is dedicated solely to you. Nevertheless, you may find it important to know that I have experienced my own struggles and loss. My practice is not just what I do for a living, but is an extension of a daily practice of acceptance and simplicity.

MY STYLE: I take a "down-to-earth" approach to therapy. While understanding "why" is important (i.e. why did this happen, why do I act this way), I feel the more interesting questions are "how" and "what". How do you move on when you get stuck and what is meaningful about your experience today? In this way I support your flexibility and resilience. During counseling sessions I work hard to create a space where you may explore personal and professional matters at your own pace.

MY EXPERIENCE: I have accredited training in parenting, relationships, codependence, infertility, anxiety & depression, perfectionism & procrastination, and adjusting to change. I also see people dealing with grief and loss, substance abuse and victims of sexual assault. I am open and welcoming to clients from all backgrounds.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , ADHD , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #7373808-3501 (Expires: 2022-09-30)