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Linda Smiley, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation 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
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Communication problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Paranoia, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

KY LPCC 164497

Reviews

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Linda is amazing! She listens to all of my needs, she provides ways to help get through your issues and she checks up on you! She even makes me laugh when I am down. She is a wonderful person!

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She was very helpful, encouraging, and friendly. She provided me with great advice and activities to help with the areas I struggle with the most.

Written on Apr 10, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Linda has been so helpful in my growth during early adulthood. She’s made me more confident in my abilities to regulate my emotions and how to approach hard situations! She listens so well and I always look forward to our sessions.

Written on Apr 05, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Linda and helped me refocus and approach my situation with clarity . Most of it has been strategies I have thought; however, she provided me with an alternate approach to implement these strategies.

Written on Mar 30, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She’s so kind and caring!

Written on Mar 05, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Linda respects my thoughts and gives me room to express thoughts freely. She shares different ways at looking at concerns.

Written on Aug 17, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes