Linda G. Smith, MA.
Linda Smith attended undergraduate school at the Central Missouri State University (now known as the University of Central Missouri) in Warrensburg, MO, receiving a B.S. degree in General Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation.. She received an M.A. in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, MO.
She is a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed professional counselor, and has worked for a number of years as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist. Linda is a counselor on the Christian Counselors Network sponsored by Focus on the Family.
Linda Smith is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is a child and mental health advocate.
Linda has had previous work experience as military and family life counselor on a military base and a geriatric counselor within an intensive outpatient hospital program. She also has been employed as a mentor leader with a middle school after-school mentoring program and as a certified parent educator with the Parents As Teachers program. She has past employment at area community mental health and residential treatment facilities for children with severe emotional disorders.
Linda is the author of Second Chance Cookies, a children's fiction novel and Be Your Best: A Workbook with Writings to Inspire, Educate & Motivate. She is a former contributing editor for the Creative Forecasting, Inc., a publication for activity professionals who work in long-term care facilities. Her article, "Sweet Dreams, " was published in the February 2006 issue of the Brio Magazine. This magazine is published by Focus on the Family.
"GIVING HOPE TO THE HURTING"