Caroline Smith, MA, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT, CIP, EMDR
Caroline Smith is the Director of Pine Grove's Intensive Workshops and she works with Pine Grove's Women's Center, facilitating the Breaking Free workshop, which is offered to qualifying Women's Center patients. Additionally, Smith frequently speaks at professional conferences throughout the United States and Internationally. She also had the honor of providing a plenary session during Ireland's first Neuroscience and Addiction Conference, and she authored a chapter in the published book, Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts, 2nd edition.
Smith's theoretical perspective has been heavily influenced by her graduate studies examining the influence early childhood experiences have on adult relationship attachment, cognitive processes, affect regulation, spiritual practice, sexual expression and social functioning throughout the lifespan. She is a passionate force in the support of healing, hope and sustainable recovery. Because of her unique therapeutic approach and natural talents, Smith has attracted a national and international clientele.
Before joining Pine Grove in 2004, Smith worked at The Meadows Treatment Center as a Family Counselor, Primary Counselor, Survivors Workshop Facilitator, Community Relations Representative, and Special Assistant to the Clinical Director. Within this program, she worked with individuals notable in the field, including Patrick Carnes, John Bradshaw, Claudia Black, Terrance Real and Pia Mellody.
Smith then joined the professional clinical staff at Remuda Ranch Treatment Centers for Anorexia and Bulimia in Wickenburg, AZ as a Primary Therapist working exclusively with adolescent females and their families. At Remuda Ranch, Smith specialized in the fields of eating disorders, trauma, and co-morbidity.
Caroline Smith holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist-Supervisor, and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist. She is EMDR trained and holds clinical expertise in the areas of trauma resolution, relationship attachment patterns, addiction interaction disorder, and the two most primary process addictions, food and sex.