I am licensed in Virginia and Tennessee with 11 years of experience in the mental health field. I was trained as a generalist and have practiced as such for most of my career. I have experience helping people of all ages from many different backgrounds with a variety of presenting problems in quite a few different settings. However, I have the most experience working with adults to manage their stress in order to reduce anxiety and depression. I typically approach counseling, first and foremost, from a person-centered perspective. That means I believe you are the expert on your life and ultimately you have the best answers to your problems, and that you’ll realize them with the right kind of support from a counselor who is empathic, genuine, and unconditionally accepting. I also use a strengths-based approach in my counseling, focusing on what is going well for you and how your good qualities can be leveraged to move you toward what you want in life. I draw a lot from existential theory as well, helping you explore your beliefs about the “big questions” in life and your values related to the purpose and meaning of your life. However, being a counselor trained as a generalist in all the major theories and techniques of good psychotherapeutic practice, I’ll try to use any and all tools that we think might be helpful to you in achieving the life you want and helping you feel better. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I’m excited for you to get started!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
TN Psychologist 3546
VA Psychologist 0810005365
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Only has been a couple of sessions, but Dr. Smith has been integral in helping me reevaluate how my life could be if I made some behavioral changes and has provided a lot of hope for me, which I sorely needed. I look forward to seeing where I am in the future after more time with him.
Written on Jan 28, 2023 after therapy with Adam for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr smith is the absolute best. I wish i could afford to continue my sessions. It’s simply too expensive for me to afford. If you’re liucky enough to get matched with Dr. Smith then you are very lucky. We were making good progress then money became an issue. All props to doctor smith. I will badly miss talking to him and i wish i had the means to continue our convos. Thanks for everything Dr smith
Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Adam for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
He did a professional job
Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Adam for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Adam for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, adhd, trauma and abuse, and grief
I really enjoyed my sessions with Dr. Smith. He provided great insights that were much deeper than the surface. Would definitely recommend.
Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Adam for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and anger management
Dr. Smith is awesome I have learned a lot about myself from our session and i greatly appreciate his help!
Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Adam for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd