Sarahlin Smith,LMSW, LCSW, RPT

Sarahlin Smith,LMSW, LCSW, RPT

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMSW - 6801100634
Secondary Credential: LCSW - 34007423A
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Fees: $160 per session
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Troy, Michigan 48098

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My Approach to Helping

I see myself as a source of unconditional support, a sounding board and a safe place for others to do the work of therapy. The therapeutic office is a sacred and unique space that gives others space to sort through their experiences, beliefs, and hopes. In my office, this happens in a developmentally appropriate way that allows anyone from the age of three up to work through the struggles that bring them to therapy. These interventions may include traditional talk interventions, experiential interventions like play therapy and sand tray therapy, EMDR, as well as narrative and art interventions. My eclectic approach allows Individuals to choose the best way for them to engage in the process of therapy.

More Info About My Practice

I am a Registered Play Therapist with experience working with individuals across the lifespan. I believe that this experience contributes to my work not only with children but also with adolescents and families. We are the product of all the days we have lived thus far, and each life is a valuable narrative to piece together. My experience and education provides me insight in helping someone piece together their story.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I work with children, adolescents and adults of all ages. I often see adolescents because of interpersonal conflict, grief, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. In my work with adults, I often see adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life dissatisfaction, grief and loss, trauma symptoms, relationship issues and anger.

I specialize in working with young children and families to resolve difficulties that can arise in childhood.
These issues can include behavioral concerns, bedwetting, childhood anxiety and depression, school refusal, social anxiety, issues with following directives, ADHD, anger, worry and sadness.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

People often feel anxious about beginning therapy.
"Will my therapist think I'm crazy?"
" Will they like me?"
"Will they judge me? "
These worries and fears are common and to be expected. It is brave and vulnerable to begin therapy and allow another person in. In my experience, nothing worth doing is easy in the beginning. You owe it to yourself to step over your anxiety and do the work of therapy that will make you feel more settled, understood and whole.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with young children, children, adolescents, trauma victims, those struggling with grief and loss, and competitive athletes, sexual trauma victims, childhood trauma victims.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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