Max Smith, LPC

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Adults 60+, Children 0-5, Children 6-12

About Max Smith, LPC

Max Smith, LPC, offers empathy and genuine care to each client. He guides them to explore and process the challenges they bring to each session, and he puts them on path to the change they seek.

While he treats people of all ages, Max especially enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults. He supports clients struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, mood disorders, and is especially skilled at treating:

Substance Abuse: Substance abuse brings numerous problem behaviors that can be modified with help. Max teaches clients to cope with stress in ways that help them recover and rebuild personal and professional relationships.

Grief: Grief counseling can help process feelings and cope with the physical, emotional, and social responses to loss. Max helps clients find a path to understanding and appreciating new life circumstances.

In therapy, Max utilizes CBT, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Directive Questioning, and Solution-Focused techniques to help clients achieve goals. He is passionate about breaking the stigma around mental health and strives to create a therapeutic space that promotes acceptance and growth for the client.

Max earned both an undergraduate and a master's degree from Eastern Illinois University. He is also a National Certified Counselor.

Communities Served:
Biracial / Multiracial
Body Positivity
Racial Justice
Deaf / Hearing Impaired

Areas of Treatment

  • Adoption/Attachment Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Art Therapy
  • Attention Issues / ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Positive/HAES
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • CBT
  • Coping with Pandemic / COVID
  • Crisis / Trauma
  • Depression / Sadness
  • Divorce/Family Conflict
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief/Loss/End of Life
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Play Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenic Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Injury/Harm
  • Sleep Disorders/Issues
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress/Worry
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Locations


    • Aetna PPO / HMO
    • BCBS PPO
    • Beacon Health Options
    • Benefit Plan Admin - VA
    • Cigna
    • ComPsych
    • HealthLink
    • HFN
    • Humana
    • MHN-Healthnet
    • MHNET (Aetna)
    • Multiplan-PHCS
    • Optum
    • Optum - UHC EAP
    • UBH EAP
    • United EAP
    • United Healthcare / UBH