Switch to Accessible Site
Karen E. Smith, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Therapist, Advocate, Educator
multicultural group of teens laughing
About Karen


I am a therapist with a passion for helping others achieve their greatest potential. I am bilingual and bicultural.  I was raised in Honduras for the first 20 years of my life. Having been raised in a bicultural family and environment has given me a deep understanding and sensitivity to individual social and cultural perspectives.

My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help others effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Here is some additional information...

Master of Social Work,  May 1990
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 1985
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Licensure and Certifications 
2011                    NASW Certificate in Clinical Supervision
2005-Present      Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of
North Carolina
1991-2005          Licensed Social Worker,  State of Pennsylvania
1999-Present      Academy of Certified Social Workers

Professional Affiliations
2011- Present    North Carolina State University Department of Social Work Advisory Board
2011- Present    International Positive Psychology Association
1990- Present    National Association of Social Workers
2006 -Present   Wake County Network of Spanish Speaking Therapists and Counselors



Services Provided...


Immigration Evaluations

Clinical Supervision