Therapist in Oblong, Illinois Max Smith, Therapist

License: LPC

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 0-65+

Appointments: In-office only. Telehealth not available

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Oblong, Illinois Max Smith, LPC

Max Smith, LPC

Max Smith, LPC, offers empathy and genuine care to each client. He guides them to explore and process the challenges they bring to each session, and he puts them on path to the change they seek.

While he treats people of all ages, Max especially enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults. He supports clients struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, mood disorders, and is especially skilled at treating:

Substance Abuse: Substance abuse brings numerous problem behaviors that can be modified with help. Max teaches clients to cope with stress in ways that help them recover and rebuild personal and professional relationships.

Grief: Grief counseling can help process feelings and cope with the physical, emotional, and social responses to loss. Max helps clients find a path to understanding and appreciating new life circumstances.

In therapy, Max utilizes CBT, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused techniques to help clients achieve goals. He is passionate about breaking the stigma around mental health and strives to create a therapeutic space that promotes acceptance and growth for the client.

Max earned both an undergraduate and a master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. He is also a National Certified Counselor.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Choice Provider Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • ComPsych
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • Northwestern (NMPN)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Unicare (Healthlink)


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Parenting Skills


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Max Smith. You can also call 618-592-3116 to have someone assist you.

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