Kristin M. Smith, Ed.S.
Licensed Professional Counselor/Intern (LPC/I)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Phone: (803) 254-9767
Fax: (803) 254-9740
I view our relationship as collaborative, and it is my duty to help you facilitate the understanding of yourself, your experiences, your culture, and your relationships. Counseling does not involve listening to problems but listening for solutions.
My counseling philosophy has been heavily influenced by cognitive behavioral theory and systems theory. I believe in identifying the relationship among one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I view the family as a system arranged around patterns and rules that dictate how the family and the individual members interact. While families are imperfect systems, they are our greatest source of meaning, connection, and joy.
In addition to counseling, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also like to work out, read, play with my dog Fenway, and travel.
Started Counseling: 2009
Sliding Scale: Yes
Average Cost Per Session: $65
Credit Cards Accepted:Visa & MasterCard
Age: 4 years and older
Gender: Women and Men
Religious Orientation: Any
Ed.S. Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling - University of South Carolina, 2011
B.A. Business Administration and Psychology - Converse College, 2003
Licensed Professional Counselor/Intern
National Certified Counselor
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)
House-Tree-Person (Projective Assessment for Children)
State-Trait Anxiety Inventory
Palmetto Counseling Associates, LLC – Clinical Counseling (January 2012 to present)
Assessment and Resource Center (ARC) – Richland County Children’s Advocacy Center – Therapy Intern (2010 – 2011)
Epworth Children’s Home – Therapy Intern (2010)