Esther Smith (MA, Liberty University) holds a certificate from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation. She’s a licensed counselor and the owner of Christian Trauma Counseling. She’s also the author of A Still and Quiet Mind: Twelve Strategies for Changing Unwanted Thoughts (P&R Publishing, 2022) and Chronic Illness: Walking By Faith (P&R Publishing, 2020), and she’s coauthor with Eliza Huie of The Whole Life: 52 Weeks of Biblical Self-Care (New Growth Press, 2021). She lives with her husband near Baltimore, where they are members of Freedom Church. You can read more from her at esthermariesmith.com.