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Kariean Smith, LPC

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

I have 15 years of counseling work experience with populations ranging from ages 13-89, where I provided individual counseling, crisis counseling while on-call, family counseling, and group therapy while using an eclectic approach to treatment as well as Evidence Based Psychotherapies. I have experience delivering therapy for chemical abuse and dependence, depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, mood disturbance, grief, mania, adjustment, poor impulse control, and anger management.

I believe the dynamics between the counselor and client are critical to the process of growth and recovery. I am intentional, proactive, and flexible. Active involvement as well as efforts to improve yourself are vital to the process . I will create an environment that promotes a joint effort in the process of counseling. I seek to provide a place of growth while reflecting on inner self, strengths, and abilities. My interventions are tailored to the client’s developmental, cognitive, and conceptual levels. I will be here to provide support and challenge you to reach new heights.

If you are looking for someone to support you, be honest with you, and open, I welcome the opportunity to talk with you!

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

MS LPC 1300


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kariean 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.

Kariean really has a wonderful understanding of family dynamics, it was with her that I realized many core issues that have been stopping me from myself. She is so caring and amazing at giving you the information and guidance needed to really explore and understand your life.

Written on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with kariean for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is very nice & cooperative & hard worker. I like it.

Written on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with kariean for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Kariean is an extremely welcoming and relaxing presence. Although I was nervous about therapy at first, I now look forward to it. She has been very helpful and I would highly recommend.

Written on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with kariean for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I feel like Kariean fully understands me and just get it! I love talking to her, she makes me feel more confident in myself. She listens to me and helps validate how I feel.

Written on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with kariean for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue