Karen Smith

(MSW, LCSW)
Therapist Karen Smith Photo

About Me

Are you tired of feeling hopeless, broken and alone? Does the struggles of life have you feeling mentally and emotionally depleted? Well, let me help you. I am here to help guide you in regaining your mental health, inner peace and self-worth.
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist. I have over 26 years in counseling which includes my experience in Christian counseling. I have experience in Medical Social Work, Mobile Crisis, Bereavement and Hospice Care. I currently have a private practice where I provide psychotherapy services to adults who suffer with anxiety, depression, chronic illness and life transitions. I received my Master’s degree from Southern University at New Orleans. Subsequently, I became a License Clinical Social Worker. I use evidence base practices that promote healing. My approach to therapy is client focused which means that I meet you where you are and join you on your path to self-discovery and self-healing. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is great for meeting short term goals and help to change your pattern of thinking. I also use non-traditional approaches which includes Eastern Philosophy. This allows me to develop treatment plans to meet all of your needs.
Together we will work towards the redevelopment, regrowth and the renewal of your emotional and mental well-being. It is my life’s work to transform the mind, the body and soul through mental and spiritual empowerment. I will help you to develop the tools and skills needed to cope with life’s challenges. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Bipolar disorder

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #12722 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

Written by S.O. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Karen has been an amazing counsellor. She is very attentive and has a way of making you look at things in a different light. She’s given practical tips which I hope to use in daily life to challenge my negative thoughts and find some peace. Would really recommend her to anyone who needs a person to guide them on their journey to finding peace and happiness within themselves.

Written by D.O. on Aug 26, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

The sessions with Karen have been wonderful. She has been attentive and responsive and most of all compassionate. She moves at a pace that is comfortable and was able to quickly help me delve to the root of the issues that came up during the sessions. I was concerned that cultural differences ( I am not from the usa) would be a challenge but I was surprised at how effectively she navigated the discussions in the sessions to find the commonalities and counsel in a way that was understanding of a very different cultural context.

Written by K.A. on May 28, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

Karen has been so great to me! she is so kind, caring, and understanding. I'm really glad I was paired up with her. I think she is a really great fit for my healing journey!

Written by C.H. on Mar 23, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Very helpful, allows you to see the bigger picture.

Written by A.D. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I love Karen’s sunshine! Her genuine authenticity means a lot to me

Written by S.A. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Karen is a talented counselor and was a great addition in my journey to feel better. She is great with understanding your problems and providing guidance that helps, i'm very happy that i worked with her!