Celinda Smith, LCPC


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Celinda is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with certification in EMDR and received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Northern Illinois University. Her clinical training included Partner Abuse Intervention Program, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Client-Centered Play Therapy, and TheraPlay. Her areas of specialty include Trauma Focused counseling, Individual therapy, Children, Adolescents, Anxiety, Depression, communication and social skill building, and attachment-related issues. Celinda`s client centered and strength-based approach is one of acceptance, understanding and empathetic connection to meet her clients where they're at and work toward change through uses of trauma-informed therapy, EMDR, play therapy, sand tray, mindfulness, movement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psycho-educational, and evidence-based practices and interventions.

Education & Experience

- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned a Masters in Education Degree in Counseling from Northern Illinois University in 2019. - EMDR trained in 2020/Certified 2023 - Play Therapy trained 2021 - TheraPlay trained 2021

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth