Last edited 08/30/2023
Kathleen Smith LCSW
General Office Hours
In Eastern Time
I see therapy as a partnership. You bring your ideas about what isn't working so well for you and/or what you would like to be different in your life. Based on that, I provide unbiased feedback, support and suggestions about how you can make those changes, and work through whatever barriers you may encounter in that process.
I use a lot of cognitive behavioral therapy, because the power of belief has so much impact on behavior. As one of my mentors used to say, "Whether you believe you can, or you believe you can't, you're right." I utilize a strength based approach, because no matter how much you're struggling, you also have areas of strength, and building on those can help offset the areas that are more difficult for you. I am trained in EMDR, which is very helpful for trauma processing, although I think it's a little more challenging to use it via video. Problem solving, psychoeducation, guided meditation, exposure therapy, and behavioral assignments are also tools that I use.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Young Adults (18-24)
- California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW90563
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Kathleen Smith, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Kathleen Smith accepting new clients?
No, Kathleen Smith is not accepting new clients at this time.
Does Kathleen Smith accept insurance?
Yes, Kathleen Smith accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
Does Kathleen Smith offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in California can book Kathleen Smith for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Kathleen Smith offer online therapy?
Yes, Kathleen Smith offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.
How quickly can I see Kathleen Smith?
Kathleen Smith typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Kathleen Smith speak?
Kathleen Smith conducts therapy sessions in English.