Dr. Karyn Smith

Psychologist

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LP) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licensed in Minnesota with over 25 years of experience working as a Psychologist, Therapist, Counselor and/or Life Coach. I have worked with patients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have helped many people who have endured neglect, physical and/or sexual trauma and emotional abuse.

My therapeutic style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, psychodynamic, solution-focused and rational-emotive counseling. I individualize our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique, specific needs.

It takes courage to move toward a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. When you are ready, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MN Psychologist 6271


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Karyn 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 on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

Dr. Smith is thorough and mindful of my needs and challenges. Through our interactions she has helped me assert myself and start a path towards well-being. I really appreciate and look forward towards our sessions.

Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Know what she talking about

Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

She is AMAZING!!!!

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Smith listens with compassion and kindness.

Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Smith is an amazing therapist. She helped me through a rough time. She is professional, kind and understanding. She is on time and gives great advice / coping techniques. For me it was for my anxiety. Thank you Dr. Smith!

Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Dr. smith has been extremely helpful. Appreciate her advice and insights.

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion f

Dr. Smith has been very patient and supportive in my therapy. She listens well and shows empathy in my hardest struggles.

Written on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Smith is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable and approachable. She is very responsive as well and checks in regularly.

Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and family conflicts

Very smart. Has many different approaches to tackling complex issues. Very good listener and puts her clients first

Written on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Smith is an amazing therapist. This is my first therapy experience and she has made it so warm and welcome. She listens to all of my concerns and asks the right amount of questions at the appropriate time so that I don’t feel awkward or uncomfortable. 10/10 would recommend!

Written on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Karyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I feel like Dr. Smith is really caring and understood me better in one session than any other therapist I have been with has.

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Karyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Listens and provide thoughtful and insightful feedback

Work with me!