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Carrie Smith, LCSW

Carrie Smith, LCSW

she/her

Licensed in CA #87808
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN, Cigna/Evernorth
My style of therapy is to meet my clients where they are and provide Solution-Focused treatment to support learning how to manage your emotional self outside of therapy.

My Therapy Style

My style of therapy is to meet my clients where they are and provide Solution-Focused treatment to support learning how to manage your emotional self outside of therapy. I have worked as a therapist since 2014 with adults, families, and couples so I have a wide range of experience providing individual therapy to a diverse population. I am skilled in focusing on emotion regulation, shifting negative and intrusive thinking patterns to improve how a person navigates stress. It is also essential for me to support people through some of their most challenging times in life and for many, therapy provides just that!

Education & Training

BA - Social Development of Children, University of California Berkeley

MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional to be a neutral, third-party support to people dealing with some of the most challenging times in life. I find great joy in being a part of someone's progress toward a healthier and happier life.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in my free time. I love being around people so any time there is a reason to celebrate, I am ready to participate. Fun fact about me, I would rather spend a weekend in my travel trailer camping with my friends and family than stay home.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I make sure to drink at least 120 oz of water every day and make sure to get at least 7.5 hours of sleep in order to maintain my own health and wellness. I also make sure to exercise at least 4 times per week.

What book have you read more than once?

I have never re-read a book but am part of a book club and recently enjoyed reading Viola Davis’ book, Finding Me. Viola had an unfathomable life and learning about her ability to persevere and her resilience was inspiring.