Hello!  My name is Dr. Susan Grey Smith and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT).  I have been in private practice at Glencairn since receiving my PhD from Texas Tech in 1996.  I have over 30 years of experience working in human services.

I have taught undergraduate and graduate level classes at several universities including human sexuality, life-span development, adolescent development, juvenile justice, family stress, children and adolescents in therapy, and relationship therapy.  My background in development and systems theory informs my work. 

I treat a wide range of problems, listen closely to your concerns, and understand that we do not exist in a vacuum.  Rather we are interconnected on this planet with each other and all other life forms. 

I am a firm believer in meditation and mindfulness practices.  I have had a personal meditation practice for the past 13 years and I can teach you these skills too. 

In addition to my therapeutic work, I have extensive experience working with the courts.  My forensic family practice allows me to conduct evaluations and report to attorneys and judges in a variety of venues.

Hello!  My name is Garnetta Nickell but everybody calls me Garnie.  I graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2008 from Eastern Kentucky University with a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling.  I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Kentucky.  I am a member of the professional mental health honor society, CSI Sigma Iota. 

I completed a graduate internship with the Department of Juvenile Justice working with adolescents and their families.  I also completed an internship at Glencairn with Dr. Smith and specialize in treating children and adolescents.  

My treatment approach focuses on understanding the needs of my clients while activating your own strengths and wisdom.  I view my role as a therapy partner in a process that may at times feel uncomfortable or confusing while providing a safe space and healthy structure for you to do the challenging work of examining old conditioned patterns.

As my client I will support and encourage you as you pursue your goals and achieve more mental clarity.  I will use my life experience and expert knowledge as a mirror to help you gain an honest, reality-based perspective of yourself and your world.