Kelly Ann Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New Jersey.  She earned her Bachelors Degree in Applied Psychology from NYU Steinhardt School and earned two Masters Degrees from Monmouth University, one in Social Work and one in Public Policy.  

Throughout her career Kelly has worked in a variety of settings in the mental health field.  She started working in the field as a Mental Health Associate for the involuntary unit (STCF) of Princeton House Behavioral Healthcare while still in school, and eventually became the Social Work Coordinator for the unit.  She then worked as the Program Manager for the Family Crisis Intervention Unit and Wrap-Around program at the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County. While there, she assisted in writing a successful grant proposal for Disproportionate Minority Contact research, which led to a position as a Research & Reform Specialist for juvenile detention alternatives for the Juvenile Justice Commission.  In this position she had the privilege of assisting in the development and facilitation of a Human Trafficking training for juvenile detention staff.  Following this position, Kelly returned to direct clinical work as a Psychiatric Crisis Clinician for the crisis diversion program EISS (Early Intervention Support Services), and eventually became the Manager for the Emergency Psychiatric Services unit in the Emergency Department of Jersey Shore University Medical Center. 

Kelly has also worked as an Adjunct Professor for Monmouth and Fordham Universities teaching classes on Social Welfare and Policy Practice and holds certificates for Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) from Rutgers School of Social Work, Clinical Supervision for LSWs from Monmouth University School of Social Work, a Mini-Certificate in Complex Trauma and Trauma Response and Crisis Intervention from Rutgers School of Social Work.  Currently Kelly works as a clinician for Rutgers UBHC in the EAP/Student Wellness program providing brief, short-term counseling, wellness presentations and crisis debriefings for employees, graduate students and medical residents.  She also works as a clinical supervisor for professionals working in-home with families experiencing crisis through Empower U organization.  Lastly, Kelly recently obtained her 500hr yoga instructor certificate and is passionate about helping clients work through emotional trauma and grief by incorporating gentle movement and mindfulness practices into their healing and wellness journeys.  She is the Owner and Clinical Director of Bodhi Mind and Body Wellness Center which provides private therapy for counseling clients and also offers gentle yoga and mindful movement classes to the community.