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 Steve Smith LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) 

Provides individual and couples therapy and wellness visits.  

Steve Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). The focus of his practice with all first responders, including members of the United State military, has always centered on how to best assist them to successfully navigate the demands of their chosen profession. One of the most significant aspects of this is how their professional and personal lives affect one another.


Steve completed a forty-year police career in 2016. Steve retired in 2004 from the St. Charles Police Department, where he served as the Operations Commander. During his time with the St. Charles PD, he was awarded The Medal of Valor after surviving a critical incident. Steve retired in 2016 from the Elburn Police Department after serving as Chief of Police. Steve served in the United States Marine Corps from 1969 until 1972, receiving and Honorable Discharge.


Steve earned a Master of Social Work degree in 2000 from the George Williams School of Social Work of Aurora University. He practiced as a therapist on a part time basis, under supervision, from graduation until retirement in 2016. After becoming fully licensed social worker (LCSW) in 2017, he joined Centennial Counseling Center in St. Charles, and practiced there until joining FRWC.


Steve has been a member of the Northern Illinois Critical Incident Stress Management Team (NI-CISM) since 2009, after completing certification training. He has also earned professional certification in: Police Suicide Awareness, CIT, Advanced Grief and Loss, Divorce Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy, and Clinical Practice with Older Adults.

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