Carly J. Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LA #14738) specializing in treating the effects of interpersonal trauma. She earned a Master of Social Work from Tulane University in 2017, with a certificate in International Social Work. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of New Orleans. She has 10 years of experience working directly with survivors in various roles, including shelter worker, case manager, medical advocate, individual therapist, and group facilitator.
Carly’s therapeutic approach is rooted in an intersectional, person-centered standpoint. She is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and she also draws on resources from outside the realm of clinical psychology, such as visual art, music, literature, and spirituality.
In addition to working directly with survivors, Carly is passionate about creating effective, trauma-informed procedures that serve the health and wellbeing of clients and staff. She is privileged to have supervised clinicians and interns, and deeply values the opportunities for connection and inspiration that arise through consultation and collaboration.
She joined STAR in October 2023 as Counseling Director and is based out of the New Orleans branch. She practices yoga, loves live music, and is an adventurous eater.