Carmen L. Smith, M.Ed., LPC

Serving: Adolescents and Adults

About Carmen L. Smith, M.Ed., LPC

I believe life is a process that is continually changing. My goal is to help clients get through these challenging times in life by providing effective counseling approaches. By aligning the client’s goals with the proper treatment plan we can work together to overcome some of life’s personal circumstances. Having open and honest communication between client and counselor is key to having a successful relationship. A few of the therapeutic approaches I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Emotionally Focused, Family Systems, Sand Play, Art Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

Some of my favorite activities include: Watching football, hockey, and baseball, reading murder mystery novels, watching action-packed movies, and most of all spending time with my two sons and puppy.

Specialties

Including, but not limited to: ADHD, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Hoarding, Infidelity, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Men's Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Testing and Evaluation, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues

Education & Certifications

I earned my Master’s degree in Education / Guidance & Counseling from Angelo State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development through Southern Christian University. I have over 15 years of experience as a teacher and school counselor here in North Texas. I am certified as a school counselor and bilingual teacher through the Texas Education Agency as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

Locations

Farmers Branch