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Amy Smith, LISW

Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Anger management
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About me

I believe the most important component of good therapy is a collaborative relationship. It's important you feel a connection to your therapist. You must feel listened to from someone who is non-judgemental, like your concerns are taken seriously. A good rapport from a knowledgeable therapist is key.
And that is what I have provided to my client's going into two decades of doing mental health work. I've worked with women through trauma and addiction. Moms struggling with anxiety and parenting. Younger people getting their education and needing support through transitions and life changes with crippling OCD. People with debilitating symptoms of bipolar disorder and personality disorders desperate to manage their symptoms and just get through the day.
I enjoy working with women who are exploring career options, starting a new business or expanding their reach as entrepreneurs.
I have extensive training and experience in addiction. I'm certified in harm reduction psychotherapy but also support abstinence whenever possible. It depends on each individual and their needs. I have a great deal of knowledge and experience with anxiety and depression as well.
The most important lesson I've learned over the years and the best advice I can give is this: lead the least secretive life you can. Shame and guilt will magnify your stress enormously. Suffering in silence is terrible. These types of problems don't get smaller. They usually get bigger left untreated. I encourage you whatever you are struggling with don't keep it in. Talk to someone. That someone could be me.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Anger management

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

OH LISW I.1201379


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amy Smith. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

A great listener, thoughtful and easy to open up to. Thank you, Amy!

Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Was going through a rough patch and everything Amy did to help me through will also give me the grace to move forward. Can’t thank her enough.

Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

One of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time was starting therapy. 6 months ago I was matched with Amy and I have to say it’s one of the very few things I look forward to every week. Self worth is extremely hard for me and she gives me hope. And she cares. And I will forever be grateful for her.

Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

amy is such a great therapist! she listens to me and pushes me to think and heal from the uncomfortable things as well as the easier things

Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

It’s like talking to a girlfriend, but someone who can actually offer some scientifically proven realistic solutions. I’m glad I was paired with Amy, I look forward to it every week!

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Amy and I connect on such a high level, that I feel like I’ve known her my whole life. Our conversations are extremely helpful and meaningful to me. I’m very lucky to have her to work with bc we share so many life experiences. Very grateful for Amy.

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue