Laura Smith, LICSW


I strongly believe that people are separate from the problems which are present in their lives and that healing comes from challenging and changing our relationship to those problems. When we locate problems within ourselves, we may believe ourselves “defective,” “broken,” or “not enough.” These ideas come from stories that others tell us about ourselves; other people pinpointing what they see as significant and telling our own story to us. This leads to the distress so many feel in these trying times. Together, you and I will identify and trace the influences of the problem you have been facing. We will clarify that you, the expert in your life, are separate from the problem itself and that by choosing the events you deem significant in your life, you can create your own unique story. One that is a better fit- a version of you that you love and accept.