My name is Ingrid Smith, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the field of social work. I am presently licensed in the state of Missouri and Illinois. I attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where I obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology and social work. I continued my education and obtained a master's degree from Howard University School of Social Work in 2008. I started my career as a generalist practitioner and then transitioned into working with the severely and chronically mentally ill. I have worked in a variety of community and government settings, which include hospitals, clinics, and military facilities. I've also helped bachelor's and master's -level social work students as a professor, field supervisor, and mentor.
I started Your Therapeutic Solutions for several reasons:
1) I have a passion for teaching/mentoring.
2) I want to help social workers and mental health professionals obtain their credentials and become leaders in their perspective fields.
3) I love helping people achieve their goals and dreams.
Clinical Supervision Specializations/ Populations
My Therapeutic Modalities
Ingrid Smith MSW LCSW
Hi! I am Ashanti, a warm and genuine person with a passion to see her clients grow and replenish their mental wellness. Maybe you feel stuck, with no clear goals for your future. Or maybe you don’t feel supported in your relationships. Perhaps you just want to continue to check in on yourself and maintain your mental wellness. I am here to support you in creating true and lasting change, so you can live your most authentic and empowered life. I believe that therapy should be a safe non-judgmental space where you can explore your complete self and become confident in who you are and your well-being. As your therapist, my goal is to help you maneuver those spaces that seem troublesome, unclear, and even exciting.
I am a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.
I am currently working as an intern under the direct supervision of Ingrid Smith, LCSW at Your Therapeutic Solutions.
Ashanti Pittman, CRC LPC
Admin. Assistant / Provisional Licensed Therapist
Hi, my name is Arion Hairston and I own and operate Another Me, LLC which contracts with Your Therapeutic Solutions. I serve as the office coordinator and work to improve the efficiency, organization, and workflows of the office.
I am a graduate of Lindenwood University, and I obtained my master’s degree from Capella University in Industrial Organization Psychology.
When I am not working, you can find me in the outdoors and playing in the dirt (literally). With the maiden name of “Gardener” it only makes sense. I am also very active in my community. I am also passionate about educating, supporting, and networking which is why I am a board member of The Urban Harvest STL, and on the community advisory board for Collective Souls Inc,.