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Karen Smith

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Are you tired of feeling hopeless, broken, and alone? Do 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 from grief and loss, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, and life transitions. I received my Master’s degree from Southern University in New Orleans. Subsequently, I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I use evidence-based 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 EMDR to help you process trauma and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is great for meeting short-term goals and helping to change your pattern of thinking. I also use non-traditional approaches which include Eastern Philosophy. This allows me to develop treatment plans to meet all of your needs.
Together we will work towards the redevelopment, regrowth, and renewal of your emotional and mental well-being. It is my life’s work to transform the mind, the body, and the 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.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Expats, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Narcissism, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy


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Very easy to talk to and helpful

Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

So far so great. Wish we could meet more often as she has a wealth of knowledge.

Written on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

We have only had two sessions so far, but Karen's infectious energy plus her style and methods are great. I am left feeling boosted after each session and with further clarity on my areas of concern.
I really look forward to each session and I am very confident that Karen can help me.

Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Karen has been such a wonderful support over these past few months. She listens actively to my concerns and I always feel better after talking to her.
Would definitely recommend

Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and career difficulties

Excellent at what she does

Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, 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 on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem