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Appalachian Life Enrichment Counseling Center

peace of mind. peaceful life. 

Lindsay Smith

Restorative-Minded, Unconventionalist, Harmonious, Analyzer, Learner, Activator
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Areas of expertise. 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Self-Efficacy, Changing Thought Patterns, Finding Alternative Solutions, Professional Transitions Open-minded, Collaborative, Eclectic, Goal-focused


Open-minded, Collaborative, Eclectic, Goal-focused

Therapy should not be me telling you what to do, what not to do, or what you are doing wrong. Therapy is for you. I want to customize therapy for what you need and want, and find what will work best for you.  Whether you need space to talk, feedback, or new skills and tools, we will work together to help.


Your goals may be to better manage situations, decrease symptoms, improve relationships, gather insight, or many other things.  Whatever they may be, you are worth carving out time in your busy life to make it happen.  Life is hard.  Life is work.  And we don’t always do things in the most effective or logical way.  


Frequently, people only seek support once they are completely overwhelmed.  If this describes you, that’s okay! We will work to get you less overwhelmed and more in control.  If it doesn’t describe you, that’s okay, too.  We will work to get things working smoother in your life.


I use a variety of techniques and theories, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Exposure Therapies.


Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better -Walt Disney

Lindsay Smith, MSW, LICSW

Appalachian Life Enrichment Counseling Center


About me. Animal Lover, Gardener, DIYer, Loyal West Virginian, Curious Questioner, Learning Enthusiast

I’m a dog mom of two rescue pups.  I frequently foster and volunteer with a local dog rescue group.  Born and raised in West Virginia, I have a strong appreciation of beautiful mountains and breathtaking scenery. This state has captured my soul; I can't imagine living anywhere else.


I am currently enrolled in WVU’s College of Law and intend to combine this with my therapy background in combination with to better serve the community.

Professional Background.

Lindsay is Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of West Virginia. Lindsay has a passion for working with people who have complex issues and complicated lives.  She has expertise in working with clients who have low literacy skills. 


Lindsay graduated with her Masters Studies: Social Work, Summa Cum Laude. She began working as a social worker/therapist for the South West Regional Hospital in Waynesburg, PA. She specialized in geriatric psychology conducting assessments, providing therapy, and advocating for her clients. Lindsay transitioned back to her Alma Mater. She worked for West Virginia University (WVU) as an adjunct instructor and a Clinical Therapist for the WVU Medicine. She provided supervision and instruction for students in the Gerontology program and collaborated with instructors for course materials and field sites. At WVU Medicine, Lindsay engaged in the clinical field conducting clinical assessment and creating therapeutic interventions for adults with addiction and psychiatric issues. She was part of the SBIRT Program, delivering services to patients with trauma-based injuries. Advocating is an inherent part of Lindsay’s life. She continued to advocate for her patients and families based on their needs and resources. Her passion for change and advocacy are so strong that she is currently enrolled in the JD program at WVU. The culmination of her clinical and legal knowledge will allow her to serve the state and community from a different lens.  Lindsay’s training consists of, but are not limited to, CBT, ACT, EMDR, and EX-RP. She has several publications and presented on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and suboxone use. Lindsay has a passion for working with people who have complex issues and complicated lives.  She has expertise in working with clients who have low literacy skills. 


  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

    • West Virginia

Certifications | AWARDS
  • Advanced Geriatrics Skills Certification

  • 2011-2012 John A. Hartford Foundation Fellow

  • David K. Brown Geriatric Scholar

  • West Virginia Geriatrics Society Member

  • Psi Chi National Psychology Honorary

  • Expert Level Life Coach

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