Celeste J Smith, PhD, LPC

Core Candidate Assistant Professor
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration (Low-Residency)
Bachelor of Science in Social Work; Masters of education in Counselor Education, PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration (Low-Residency)
Multicultural/Diversity / Counseling Skills, Theories / Internship 1 / Grief and Loss

Dr. Celeste J. Smith is a graduate of Oakland University. Celeste holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Bowling Green State University and received her Masters of Education in Counselor Education from The Pennsylvania State University. Celeste is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Psychotherapist in the state of Michigan. She is also the owner and director of Path to Peace Therapeutic Counseling Center. Outside of her work as a therapist, Celeste is an adjunct instructor in the master’s level Counselor Education Program at Oakland University & a CORE faculty at Naropa University. Celeste’s dissertation focused on examining the experiences of Black women in obtaining marital partners while pursuing advanced degrees.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

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