The Refuge Staff

the trauma story.
the eating disorder, addiction, and mental health story.
the recovery story.

Kristen M. Smith, MA, LMHC, EMDRI, CTT


Kristen has been working in the mental health and substance abuse field since 1997. She has always focused her career, education and training on trauma survivors, the healing process of her clients and their ability to move forward into safer, healthier futures. Kristen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the state of Florida and a supervisor for licensed interns. Kristen’s trauma work experience has ranged from in home, outpatient, inpatient and out of home placements as well as private practice. Through trauma specific treatment modalities such as EMDR, Kristen has provided safe, nurturing and heartfelt healing to children, adolescents and adult trauma survivors. She is always humbled by the strength and integrity of her clients as she plays a part in their steps to recovery from traumas and addictions. Kristen believes everyone can heal their hearts through the care, love and the commitment of another human being who takes the time to listen, help and even sometimes cry with them.

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