Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith

Therapist, MA, RMHCI

Specialties: Stress, anxiety, depression, career development, life transitions

Superpower: Attentively listening and offering a peaceful space with room for humor

Life can be hard. We all need support along the way—whether to manage everyday concerns or navigate significant changes. I support clients navigating life transitions, difficult relationships, and everyday stressors that no longer seem manageable. My goal is to help you understand past patterns and motivations, gain new insights, and ultimately create values-driven change. I support clients developing greater resilience, confidence, and self-awareness throughout all walks of life.

My therapeutic style is warm, collaborative, and practical (with a dose of humor). I believe in an integrative approach and draw upon experience with methods including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Person-Centered Therapy, and mindfulness. My specialties include anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, grief, and career counseling.

With a background in consulting and wealth management, I particularly understand the challenges of working professionals. I have significant experience as a career coach for graduate students at the Darden School of Business and McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia; I have coached students ranging from recent college graduates to corporate executives with a range of personal and professional goals. I hold a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University, and a M.S. in Commerce and B.A. in History from the University of Virginia.

Whether you are new to therapy (welcome!) or you have worked with someone before, I recognize that reaching out for help is often not easy or comfortable. I commend you for taking this step in supporting your mental health.


  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Northwestern University
  • M.S. Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia
  • B.A. History, University of Virginia


  • Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern – IMH24605 Florida
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association

Specialty Trainings

  • Intensive Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Training
  • Stanford Life Design Training


  • “Ambition or Addiction? Understanding Work Addiction” for the Northwestern Capstone Conference, 2023
  • “Everyday Mindfulness Techniques” and “Approaches to Journaling” for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2022