Carol Dollar Smith, BSN, MA, LLMSW

Carol Dollar Smith, BSN, MA, LLMSW Verified by GLPG
Supervised by:
Channing Ferrer


  • School:
    Northern Michigan University
  • Degree:
    Master of Social Work--Clinical
  • Additional Certificates:

    Bachelor’s in Nursing, Bachelor’s in English & Writing, Master’s in Writing


  • English
“Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.” --Pliny, the Elder. I believe hope is the foundation of all positive direction. Though we may be in the midst of a crisis or realize that we’ve become increasingly depressed, it’s hope, a deep down belief that things can change for the better, that drives us to seek therapy. I find nothing more satisfying than helping people find and use that kernel of hope to bring about whatever changes they decide will take them where they want to go. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in writing. I taught writing at the university level for many years, with a focus personal growth and development. I enjoy working with teens and adults using Solution-Focused Therapy, ACT and CBT. I also have extensive training in the treatment of chronic pain, including a certification in Pain Reprocessing Therapy.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cigna/Evernorth
  • Cofinity
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • Addiction
  • ADHD (Adults)
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans


  • Chronic Pain
  • Mood Disorders

Session Types

  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (14 to 19) Adolescents / Teenagers
  • (20 to 64) Adults
  • (65+) Elders

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Biofeedback
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Holistic Counseling
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused