Randy Smith LCSW
Randy is a lifelong resident of Centre County. He grew up in a family business environment, which he worked in and then managed. Those years brought a wealth of life experience, the most significant being the value of building healthy, trusting relationships. Building healthy therapeutic relationships, meeting clients where they are at, and focusing on goals that bring meaning to a client’s life is what Randy strives for in his practice.
After leaving the business world in 2000, Randy’s first experience in the mental health field was in residential mental health. In those years, he worked with Danville State Hospital to identify individuals able to transition into community living.This was the time when he realized his passion to advocate for individuals stigmatized by society and systematic discrimination. He worked in various positions in Community Based Mental Health including Family Based Mobile Therapy, Crises Services, and Inpatient Hospitalization. During this time, he got his Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.
Randy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) who now works with adults 18 and older. In 2012 he became certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, that focuses on skill building for emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. His clinical focus has evolved to incorporate skill building with an eclectic approach, focusing on humanistic techniques, experiential processing, and solution focused communication. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and has provided clinical supervision to individuals working toward their Clinical License.