Celinda Smith, LCPC


About Me

Celinda is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor 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 - 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)
  • 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


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