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Christian Smith, LICSW

Born and raised in Springfield, Ma and converted at UMass Amherst, Christian Smith is a true native of the Pioneer Valley. He has been a member of the Pioneer Valley Church of Christ for 26 years. Upon graduating from UMass in 1998 Christian worked in ministry in different capacities and roles. He served full time in the campus ministry before transitioning into youth and family ministry and pursuing a Masters in Social Work. Since then Christian has served in the teaching ministry and currently as a Deacon, he and his wife lead the Children’s Ministry. Christian is employed as a Psychotherapist at the UMass Amherst Center for Counseling and Psychological Health where he specializes in ADHD coaching, and Social Justice Clinical Practice Center. He also recently opened his own practice, FWD PROGRESS Counseling and Consultation where he functions as a therapist and trainer in Motivational Interviewing. Christian has been a member of MINT, the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, since 2012.