Specializing in improving assertiveness, social skills, & helping people with PFAAN (Personality features of Autism, Asperger’s, & Nerds)

Counseling Focus Areas

Some of the cognitive, behavioral, and neuro-developmental challenges I excel at helping people like you find solutions to. I have successfully helped clients' deal with many other issues, so if you don't see yours, contact me to see how I can best help you.
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Assertiveness & Social Communication Skills

Assertiveness and social skills are about making connections and having equality with others. Developing these skills can reduce anxiety and improve relationships. In fact, assertiveness training was originally designed to treat anxiety.

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Autism (ASD) & Asperger’s

People with ASD tend to think in pictures, while most other people think in words/emotions. This explains why it can be so hard for people with ASD to interact socially: they sense differently than other people.

Life’s Meaning & Purpose Questions

Using Logo and Philosophical Therapy approaches, clients can find practical ways to find purpose and meaning in life no matter what happens.

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Group Therapy

Developing skills with others with similar mental and behavior problems to yours to overcome them. Currently offering groups in DBT, anxiety/depression, social skill/assertiveness development& Autism managment.

Anxiety & Worry

The word worry comes from an old English word meaning to strangle. We work together to break the stranglehold of worry and anxiety.

Obsessions, Compulsions, & Scrupulosity

Obsessions and compulsions are attempts to relieve anxiety and fear…but the obsessions and compulsions just take over your life.


Ken's Practice: Spirit of Peace Clinical Counseling (SOPCC)
Professional faithful counseling in Central Ohio.

KenTherapy.com is a personal professional webpage to help you get to know Ken Smith. Ken is a licensed professional counselor at SOPCC. SOPCC is a team of licensed professional Christian clinicians striving to provide compassionate, confidential, and individualized counseling services for you. This is to enhance and integrate the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well-being of the individual, group, or family. At SOPCC, we envision our clients regaining a sense of balance in their daily living and learning to lead more meaningful lives.

Kenneth Smith, MS, MA, LPCC

Bringing a diverse academic, professional, and personal background to help you.


I am deeply passionate about helping clients though counseling. Counseling has been very helpful in my personal life. I look forward to coming alongside client to provide the individualized perspectives and info they need to achieve their goals as fast as possible.
Like a good teacher, my goal is to help my clients to develop mental health skills that excel my own.

Academics & Research

My academic work and multiple degrees give me the expertise and insights to help many different clients. Personal academic focuses include understanding pain/stress and the psychological treatment of shame and guilt. Having both experimental and clinical training is a real asset when helping clients.
Degrees earned: BA in History, BSAgr. in Animal Science, MS in Behavioral Psych./Animal Welfare from Ohio State and a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Union Ins. and Uni..

Professional Work

My professional work has included consulting and reviewing in over 350 businesses. This work has taken me to over 47 US states and 3 Canadian provinces. This extensive professional experience is of great use when helping clients deal with challenges and stress related to work, career, financial, and executive issues.
I have also had jobs running pigs in mazes, harvesting meat, and putting in septic systems. If your wondering, the 3 states I have not been to are RI, AK, and LA.

Fun Facts that Uniquely Help in Counseling

Training in meat tasting really helps getting Mindfulness. My love of philosophy, theater, and literature have made me highly empathetic. My expertise in animal welfare/ handling in slaughter-houses has made me highly skilled in assisting clients with Autism and Asperger’s.
When you study animal welfare the go-to person is Dr. Grandin who is known for her work in ASD & slaughter-houses. Her ideas’ helped developed my advanced insights into features of Autism, including the concept of thinking in pictures (aka Autism) vs thinking verbally (most people).