Linda G. Smith, MA.
As a native of Missouri, 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 Focus of the Family referral base and with the Assemblies of God pastors' referral base.
Linda Smith is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and The Missouri Writers Guild. She is a child and mental health advocate.
Linda has had previous work experience as a certified parent educator with the Parents As Teachers program. She also has been employed as a mentor leader with a middle school after-school mentoring 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 Be Your Best: A Workbook with Writings to Inspire, Educate & Motivate. She is a 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"