Anita Smith.

Anita Smith


421 E. Hickory St.
Suite 402
Mankato, MN 56001


WLCFS-Christian Family Solutions, Christian Family Counseling

Our clinic is located in the remodeled VINE Community Center Building at 421 E. Hickory Street, Suite 402 in Mankato.

The three most common ways that I use God’s Word are

  • To help clients recognize that God’s Word explains generational issues and passed-down traits (Exodus 34:7: visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation) showing that original sin is still affecting their lives.
  • That God is the author of and a foundational part of their relationships.
  • To help build up and establish identity in Christ.

Every client that comes into my office will hear at some point that they have value and worth not based on what they say or do or what they wear or…But only on the reality that they were created by God and redeemed by Christ!

Commonly Provided Services

  • Adolescent therapy
  • Bible-based/Christ-centered counseling
  • Child therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dealing with crisis
  • Divorce adjustment
  • Domestic violence
  • Eating disordered behaviors
  • Employment issues/co-worker conflicts
  • Faith-related questions
  • Family of origin issues
  • Identity/self-image issues
  • Marital/partner relational issues
  • Play therapy
  • Parenting
  • School adjustment
  • Social skills training
  • Stress reduction/management
  • Time management/priority setting
  • Transition/change issues

Church Affiliations

ELS—Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Mankato, MN

Areas of Specialty & Certifications

Children, play therapy, families, marriage, attachment, trauma focus treatment, adoption-related issues

Permanency in Adoption Competency Certification and Trauma Focused-CBT

Professional Associations

President of Bethany Auxiliary

President of the Mankato Ballet Board

Member of the Cross-Stitch Advisory Board (ELS)

Member of the Permanency in Adoption Competency Certification Advisory Board in MN

References Available

Dan Nommensen, WLCFS Christian Family Counseling

Dr. Myles Tonnacliff, WLCFS Christian Family Counseling

Pastor Luke Ulrich, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

Degrees & Credentials

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Places of study:
Concordia University, River Forest, IL
Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

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