You Have Come To The Right Place

Seeking out counseling can feel intimidating.
It’s common to feel vulnerable, or maybe even ashamed that you even need help. You might be unsure if you are ready to face things.. but are reading this today because you are tired of the struggle.

There is a path to healing — and you can feel safe and secure in the process at The Normal Me.


Dr. Karen Smith DNP

Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Psychiatry
I am Board Certified as both a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner.  My expertise extends across the full continuum of ages and mental health problems owing to decades of experience working with families in primary care, children and adults in private psychiatric practice,  and with adults in inpatient mental health crisis units.
I am passionate about my work in helping people feel normal and functional again. I’ve seen that with insight, forgiveness, acceptance and hope for the future, things can change.

The Normal Me Philosophy

I believe that there are normal predictable responses to physical, social and emotional stressors throughout our life, beginning at the time of conception throughout our aging process.

Gaining insight of the impact of stressors guides us to the changes we need to make to feel normal again.

We are all beautifully and wonderfully made, with plans for our lives that can be realized when we move forward!


Dr. Karen is compassionate, yet straight forward.

She tells it like it is! I like that.

Patient 2
Patient Comment

I've been going to therapy for years.

Dr. Karen connected more dots in my life story in one session than the rest of my therapists put together.

My whole life makes sense now!

I feel normal. Finally.

Inpatient Comment
Patient Comment

I felt my life was such a mess, I was ready to give up.

Dr. Karen explained my life to me - things I just couldn't see on my own.

For the first time in a long time, I feel a sense of hope.

Inpatient Comment
Patient Comment

Dr. Karen has a way of finding the root and shining a ray of hope into the darkness to bring healing to the heart of her patients.

She transforms lives.

Co-WorkerPsychiatric Nurse

She peels me like a onion -- in a good way!

It is amazing.

I don't know how she does it!

Inpatient Comment
Patient Comment

Dr. Karen is one of those rare providers that actually listens and helps you sort out your life when you feel lost.

Patient Comment

I've watched patients walk into her room, heavy laden and sullen... then re-emerge after a session with Dr. Karen visibly lighter. You can actually see their burdens have been lifted!

Psychiatric Nurse