Michael Paul Smith

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH

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Michael Paul Smith, LCSW, MPH, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morehead City
(919) 371-2916 Website

Michael Paul Smith

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH


Location

105 North 19th St
Morehead City, North Carolina 28557
(919) 371-2916

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Life is difficult. Yet we all strive to be as happy as we can given the obstacles and challenges we must face. Everyone needs occasional or ongoing guidance and support to deal with fears, worries, conflict and changes. While we can't avoid life's difficulties, we may be able to suffer less. Developing better coping skills, being mindful of self-defeating thinking patterns, and knowing we are not alone in dealing with worries can enhance life and help open up solutions to new and old problems.

I have worked with adults, couples and older adolescents for over 30 years around issues of stress, anxiety, depression, worries, dilemmas, and transitions. I adapt my approach to each individual but generally utilize cognitive therapy approaches, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness and meditation techniques.

As a parent I can appreciate the challenges inherent in raising children. I have worked in a variety of help-giving positions including employee assistance roles, day treatment, and outpatient therapy. As a recent Peace Corps Volunteer I learned to develop flexibility and resilience and to appreciate other points of view.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Georgia-Athens
  • Year Graduated: 1974
  • License and State: C000353 North Carolina

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MHN
  • Medicare
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Veterans' choice
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Location

105 North 19th St
Morehead City, North Carolina 28557
(919) 371-2916

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • transition, aging, adjustment, identitiy
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Pacific Islander
Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019
Michael Paul Smith, LCSW, MPH, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morehead City

Michael Paul Smith

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH