Caren Smiley, MSW

Caren Smiley, MSW

Individual Counseling  ·  
Caren Smiley, MSW is an individual counselor in Santa Cruz, CA. She specializes in individual counseling, social work, and more.Read her story

340 Soquel Ave Ste 203

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Contact Information

(831) 234-6043

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Magellan Health Services

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Caren Smiley's bio

This content was provided by Caren Smiley "I have been described as a warm and caring professional, able to make a wide variety of patients feel safe in order to facilitate the best possible outcomes. I am a highly trained and skillful counselor with over 15 years of experience. I am at ease working with the most prevalent complaints; anxiety, depression, life transitions, family and marital issues and parenting. Other interests include acupressure, yoga, meditation and nutrition. I have worked as a teacher, a musician, and a massage therapist. All of these interests lead to a creative approach, providing a flexibility that makes it possible to respond to the needs of each unique individual. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Caren Smiley "It takes bravery and need combined in order to reach out for help. I admire the people who are seeking it! I use a natural approach that is gentle, holistic and active and can meet each individual's needs. Therapy is a creative process in which we explore feelings and patterns of thinking and include the body as a source of knowledge and wisdom. My training and expertise offers an effective approach to counseling that can work around our most stubborn patterns, confusion and difficult blocks. "

6  Specialties

  • Individual Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Work
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

0  Board Certifications

Caren Smiley does not have any board certifications listed.

8  Conditions Treated

9  Procedures

  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • New College Of California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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