Carol Smith is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has been in private practice for over 20 years. In addition, Carol is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ serving local churches in pastorate positions and leading spiritual and faith-growth retreats for many years. She specializes in individual and marriage therapy, anxiety and maturations issues, and spiritual coaching and direction. Her practice focuses on those living in the Central Massachusetts region, though people do commute to see her throughout New England and her spiritual direction work can also be done on-line of via phone sessions.
As a graduate of Boston University specializing in casework, and a graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary specializing in pastoral ministry she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are helping young adults move more smoothly into adulthood, mindfulness and comtemplation practice, couples trying to discern the future of their relationship and individuals struggling with anxiety.
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Carol has presented Spiritual Growth Groups and Retreats to church congregations.
Carol is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies including some cognitive therapy and some spiritual practices and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
License, Certifications & Awards Carol Smith is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts.
She holds a Master of Social Work from Boston University and a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ of the Massachuttes Conference.
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