Dr. Smith works with children, adolescents, and men and women of all ages, and is experienced in providing individual therapy, group therapy (emphasis on self-awareness, relapse prevention, emotional regulation, coping skills), family therapy, and couples counseling. Dr. Smith treats people who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, identity concerns, life adjustment difficulties, mood disorders, career concerns, and substance abuse.
Education and Experience:
Dr. Smith is a Licensed Professional with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH), a Master’s degree in Counselor Education with a dual concentration in Clinical Mental Health and Clinical Rehabilitation from Pennsylvania State University, and a doctoral degree in Counselor Education from Oakland University, where she also serves as an adjunct professor. Dr. Smith’s dissertation examined the impact of graduate education and professional career status on marriage and family relationships for women. Dr. Smith has a wide range of professional experiences including resource provision for former inmates in a re-entry program, working with elementary school students with autism, and as a mathematics specialist substitute school teacher in Bellefonte, PA, treating patients with a variety of mental health disorders and relationship dysfunction, and teaching university students at the graduate level.
A bit about Celeste
Dr. Smith views therapy as a collaborative process to address personal, career, social, and academic issues, while also promoting wellness. Dr. Smith views clients as the experts of themselves and serves as an aide and guide to assisting clients to develop understanding, reduce distress, and achieve healthy functioning. Dr. Smith’s approach to therapy is tailored to meet the individual needs of each client and includes using a biopsychosocial and family systems approach in assessing needs and sources of distress. Dr. Smith integrates cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused approaches into her treatment.