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Nancy Smith, LCSW

About Me

Nancy Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in our Colorado Springs location.

She takes an evidence-based approach to therapy but recognizes the importance of establishing a safe, trusted, supportive and respectful relationship. Through a fine balance of compassion, humor, and telling it like it is, she guides clients through individual reflection, change and growth so they can reach their potential and goals. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Utilizing a trauma-informed, client-centered, and strength-based perspective, she helps those trying to cope with trauma, stress, anxiety, grief, depression, and life transitions.

Originally from the Chicago area, but now living in Colorado for 30 years, she still misses the Midwest cold and snow. When not working, she enjoys walking, doing puzzles, and hosting get-togethers for friends. Most important is the quality time spent with her spouse and 3 fur babies (2 Chihuahuas and 1 Beagle), usually hanging in the backyard or all curled up binge-watching some TV series.

Therapy Focus
Top Specialty Areas
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
Top Therapy Modalities
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Brief-Solution-Focused Therapy

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Crime and Delinquency from the University of Kansas
  • MSW from Colorado State University
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certification in Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Prior roles working in residential treatment, child welfare, youth corrections, and adult corrections.
  • Extensive experience as a certified trainer and clinical supervisor

Location

Colorado Springs

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