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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen Smith. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by K.E. 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

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

Written by R.O. 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

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 by A.N. 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

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 by G.I. 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

Excellent at what she does

Written by S.O. on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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!

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