Christopher Edgar-Smith, LMSW-Clinical

Christopher Edgar-Smith, LMSW-Clinical

“Self-care is the constant practice of note letting more pain accumulate.”
-Susan Raffo.

I have a special interest in the wellness and wholeness of QTPOC, and helping each person uncover the underlying foundations of their discomforts. I believe in treating the intersections of the mind, body, and spirit. Listening, witnessing, empathizing, and being present are tenets of my therapeutic framework. Being unapologetically black and queer, I am constantly aware of oppression fatigue, and its effects on our emotional and physical wellbeing My hope is to help others achieve awareness, healing, recovery, and resistance. I utilize various modalities such as psychodynamic psychotherapy, narrative therapy, CBT, while treating both adolescents and adults. Recovering our wholeness, safety and healing is not a privilege, it is a right.

I am a practicing social worker receiving my undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan-Flint, and attended the University of Minnesota, and Madonna University for my Master of Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health.