Caren Brown-Smith, LPA
Caren Brown-Smith is a dually licensed psychological associate and a licensed specialist in school psychology in the state of Texas since 1997. She earned a bachelors in psychology from Baylor University and completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Stephen F. Austin University.
With over 30 years of experience in the field of psychology, Caren has practiced nearly 20 years as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology for Corsicana ISD. During this time, Caren supported teachers and students throughout the public school system by supplying guidance and encouragement that focused on each child’s individual strengths. Additionally, she practiced as a Licensed Psychological Associate at the Beto Dual Diagnosed Correctional Unit in Tennessee Colony, the Mexia State School and Centex Community Services, and Corsicana Residential Treatment Center. In these positions, Caren supported clients and staff in behavior management and individualized treatment progress.
Following trauma or an identified mental health diagnosis, Caren believes that barriers can be overcome by emphasizing skills of what a child can do right, so that children and families can not only survive, but thrive. Life skills lessons include emotional management, self-regulation or soothing, goal formation, problem-solving, communication skills, behavior skills and literacy/academic skills. Caren believes that by focusing on each child’s individual strengths, children can build self-resiliency and recognize progress when on the right path. She identifies these individual strengths through conducting clinical assessments of serious psychological and behavioral problems in children ages 3-18. She often collaborates with parents and other caregivers to create safe, healthy and supportive communities.
In her free time, Caren likes to travel, go for walks in nature, or snuggle with her pets while reading a good book. Caren Brown-Smith also serves on the city council, cemetery association, and church treasurer in her community.