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Christopher Smith Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts
Christopher Smith , LICSW
He/Him/His

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Newton, MA

Online only

Free initial consultation

Verified
Accepting new clients

About me

I work to create a strong, trusting, empathic relationship with each individual, family and system to support progress and well-being. I support clients to identify and practice emotional regulation strategies. I encourage individuals and supports to begin to shift their perspective to focus on strengths and abilities instead of deficits and needsI work to create a strong, trusting, empathic relationship with each individual, family and system to support progress and well-being. I support clients to identify and practice emotional regulation strategies. I encourage individuals and supports to begin to shift their perspective to focus on strengths and abilities instead of deficits and needs.

For the past 15 years I have worked with children, adolescents and adults with ASD, depression, anxiety and trauma. These individuals are often impacted by emotional dysregulation, which limits their potential and reduces their ability to participate and succeed in specific environments. My clients often internalize their perceived deficits and have identified themselves as being “less than” or “not good enough”.
My work focuses on supporting abilities, recognizing strengths, honoring differences and valuing uniqueness while providing opportunities to observe their patterns of behavior that inhibit them from taking action. As individuals we tend to focus on our deficits, which are often reinforced by external influences. I will provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore and reflect on your strengths, capacities, and motivation for change. Together, we can identify your inner resources, problem solving abilities, and empowerment strategies to enact change.

License

Education

Fees and insurance

Specialties and clinical interests

Therapy types

Community specialties

Licensed to see clients in

Years in practice

13

Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Kids & Tweens (5-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Parents & Caregivers

Languages

  • English