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Linda Smiley, LPCC

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

Hello, Welcome!

My name is Linda Smiley and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Before, I went back to college to get my Masters Degree. I had 10 years of experience as a Case Manager for clients that had a severe mental illness. I decided that I wanted to do more, so I went back to school in order to get my Master's Degree as a mental health therapist. I graduated from Lindsey Wilson in 2013 and for the past seven years I have been working with clients that are dealing with depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and psychosis. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and/ or emotional abuse as well as traumatic concerns that have increased due to the pandemic. My goal is to be here to assist you in processing your feelings in a safe, judgment free environment.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is primarily person centered but I also utilize motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and solution focused interventions and CBT and CBTp . I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I realize it is difficult to reach out in order to talk to a complete stranger about your deepest darkest secrets, feelings, and concern. It takes courage to step out of your comfort zone but if you are reading this then you are taking your first step to having a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. You are in the driver seat of your treatment. I am the passenger in this journey.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

9yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Isolation/Loneliness, Money and Financial Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

KY LPCC 164497


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

Appreciate her checking on me and timely responses.

Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Linda really listens to me and asks me questions to make me think about certain choices I'm mkaing

Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Linda has been amazing. I've been working with her for over a year and she challenges me to really do a lot of introspection, put me first by stating my needs and setting healthy boundaries, and reminding me that self care is self love. So glad for her patience and listening ear.

Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Linda is so kind and patient. You can tell she really cares about her clients.

Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Although it’s only been 2 sessions, I really enjoy Linda she is an awesome listener and offers a great alternate perspective. I hope to stick with her long term.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

New to Linda Smiley but overall she's helped me tremendously by just being a great listener. I feel like there's no judgement, she asked me if I'd like advice on some things instead of just assuming I want her to fix it. She guides me with questions and overall very polite and respectful.

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes