Karla Pollock Smith

  • Missouri
  • Information updated 3 weeks ago

About Karla Pollock Smith's service

Karla Smith, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri, welcomes you to her counseling practice with over 25 years of experience. Specializing in areas such as depression, trauma, anxiety, grief, relationships, codependency, and low self-esteem, Karla is passionate about helping individuals and couples navigate through their challenges and grow. Her client-centered approach ensures that you are the expert on yourself, while she provides the necessary clinical tools to facilitate the changes needed for personal growth. Together, you will explore the distressing factors in your life, establish your counseling goals, and develop a tailored treatment plan to achieve them. Karla commends your courage in seeking assistance and looks forward to working with you on your journey towards positive transformation.

Areas of Focus and Specialization

  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Career difficulties
  • Coaching
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Coping with life changes
  • Depression
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and abuse

Additional areas

  • Abandonment
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues and Stress
  • Codependency
  • Commitment Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Guilt and Shame
  • Infidelity
  • Isolation / Loneliness
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose

Therapeutic approaches

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Existential Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Years in practice

28 years

NPI number


License Details

MO LCSW 004333

License: LCSW


License number: 4333

Expires at 2024-09-30

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