Monica Smith MA, LPC, RD

WIC Clinic SupervisorCounseling and Nutrition Services

Monica has been serving at-risk families for over 20 years. She has worked for WIC, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has fostered teen girls and has acted as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children who have survived abuse or neglect. Recently Monica served as the Trauma Services Coordinator for a psychiatric hospital where she developed and administered trauma programming for adults and adolescents and trained both professional and paraprofessional staff.

In her private practice she provides both mental health and nutrition counseling to children, adolescents and adults, and works with agencies at the local, state and national level to provide education and training on the link between food, mood, trauma and behavior.

Closing Keynote: Beyond Getting it Done: Sharing Our Gifts, Minimizing Our Challenges

Governors Room (Lower Level)

Expertise, support, patience, and modeling are just a few of the resources that most individuals might need in a typical day at work. Oftentimes we already have what we need, but we are afraid to use it. Sometimes we have what someone else needs, but don’t know how to offer it. Or sometimes we can […]