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Dr. Karyn Smith, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Intimacy Depression
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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!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Intimacy Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Fertility Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MN Psychologist 6271


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.

Dr. Smith has helped me so much. I have a better relationship with members of my family. She is so compassionate and I have become a better listener and better support for my children because I finally have some support myself. She encourages me to take care of myself and she truly cares. I don’t feel so overwhelmed and alone and it’s nice to have someone validate my feelings.

Written on May 10, 2024 after therapy with Karyn for 1 year on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Meeting Dr. Smith made me feel relieved, heard, safe, and hopeful. I have had a handful of therapists in my life and she has given me more to work with, just a perfect fit for my needs. Having her there during my fiance and my hard times has helped us communicate more effectively, and relieved the palpable tension in our lives.

Written on Apr 20, 2024 after therapy with Karyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr. Smith is very caring, and very professional. I am glad I was matched to her!

Written on Mar 06, 2024 after therapy with Karyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Dr. Smith has been very supportive and has helped me through some dark times. I appreciate her support and would recommend her to others.

Written on Dec 16, 2023 after therapy with Karyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Karyn is a compassionate caring person; this is reflected in her sensitive listening
and supportive suggestions.

Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Karyn for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I've been looking for a therapist like Dr. Smith for years. She truly listens. She takes notes & remembers details from previous sessions. I love this & her attention to detail. I feel like she actually cares about my well-being & she's helped me gain confidence in myself over the almost year we've been in sessions together. She's such a warm, thoughtful, soul. I cannot recommend her enough.

Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Karyn for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem