Chris Smith

Christopher Smith, MA is Parish Counselor at Old St. Mary’s Church near the South Loop, and is now pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. He has extensive experience in diagnostic assessment and clinical work, and serves individual clients and families from a variety of backgrounds.

Chris understands and appreciates the courage it takes to begin therapy, and he provides a safe, comfortable space that allows each client to feel valued and empowered. He believes that insight is a key component of personal change and challenges clients to understand the patterns in their lives through self-reflection. Chris then supports each client in developing new patterns that lead to improved well-being and satisfaction in life.

Chris’s therapeutic approach is warm, collaborative and supportive. He highlights the unique strengths of his clients and helps them to integrate these strengths more fully into their daily lives.