Anna Smyth

(LMFT, LADC, MATS)

About Me

Hi. I am Anna Smyth. I am dually licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy and Substance Abuse Counseling. I also have special certifications to work with any one who is taking medication to treat their substance abuse issues. I am a Recovery Coach and Certified Dual Diagnosis Clinician. I work with clients with any type of mental health issues and coordinate care with primary care physicians and psychiatrists when appropriate. Whatever your illness is or issue is, we can identify the diagnosis or problem and devise a plan and time frame to work within. I am available for phone sessions in addition to text sessions.

I also specialize in chemical dependency of any kind. Drugs and alcohol steal souls and if you are looking to find another way, I can help. If you are a family member dealing with an addict, it's heart wrenching. I am here to help you work through it.

I had a back ground in managed care working with insurance companies but found my heart was not in it... I became a therapist to help people, so I left the corporate world and started my own private practice. I am grateful and lucky to be able to help people. I enjoy marriage therapy and couples work. All relationships (even friendships) are work at one time or another. Allow me to be there for you in your difficult times. Communication is the key to any relationship.

I have been married for 28 years and clean and sober 30 years. My husband and I have raised two children a boy and girl who are active and enjoying their adult lives.

My website is Annasmyth.com if you'd like to learn more about me.

Wishing you wellness.
Anna


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts

I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #000876 (Expires: 2019-02-28)


Reviews

Written by P.O. on Aug 22, 2018 after counseling with Anna for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, grief, and sleeping

When I started counselling with Anna I felt like there was no hope and my mind was in total darkness, she helped me to feel hopeful again and it was like a light at the end of the tunnel. I am alive again, Thank you.

Written by C.O. on Jul 14, 2018 after counseling with Anna for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

I haven’t been speaking with Anna for long, but she is extremely kind and helpful, and attentative to what my needs are to better help me in my recovery. I very much appreciate her and her work.

Written by A.M. on Apr 13, 2018 after counseling with Anna for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Anna has been extremely helpful in helping me understand that the way I feel isn’t wrong and it matters. She challenges me to think from a different perspective and helps to eat me to examine my contributions. She’s also funny as hell and I really enjoy our time together.

Written by T.A. on Jan 12, 2018 after counseling with Anna for 5 months on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, anger, and career

It's my second time talking to her. She's helpful!

Written by K.Y. on Jan 11, 2018 after counseling with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, and sleeping

Anna was very timely and very courteous in her response to my concerns and inquiries. She has a very full understanding of people and gives a lot of insight and thorough feedback on everything. Though it was a short time I've known and worked with her, I got very much out of this and was able to work through some internal life questions. Thanks for your support, Anna!

Written by M.E. on Jan 04, 2018 after counseling with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and trauma and abuse

So far Anna has been wonderful. I feel truly listened to and not judged by her.

Written by C.O. on Aug 15, 2017 after counseling with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and parenting

I came to BetterHelp to find some assistance dealing with parenting my kids, who were internationally adopted as school-aged children, and who have the associated traumas and emotional struggles. I have found Anna to be warm, responsive, insightful and persistent - she checks on me if she doesn't hear back in a few days! Would definitely recommend her personally, as well as this service if you either cannot afford traditional counseling and/or you are managing relatively well but need professional, outside support and resources.

Written by T.O. on Jun 15, 2017 after counseling with Anna for 2 months

Anna has been an amazing help! I'm learning so much about myself and I am discovering my voice thanks to her!

Written by E.D on Feb 21, 2017 after counseling with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping, and self esteem

I loved, extreme fast response! Seems to know a lot about the advices that she gave to me.

Written by A.N on Feb 19, 2017 after counseling with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Anna is a very lovely person.
I felt a human kindness and professionalism.
I'll surely contact her again in the future!
Thank you!

Written by T.I on Feb 01, 2017 after counseling with Anna for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

I was going through some hard time in my life when I decided to try online counseling. Anna helped me a lot to get through this phase of life. She was there for me with the advices, she was compasionate and understanding. She gave me better perspective on what was happening in my life so I was able to find solutions and work through it. She gave me some amazing book recommendations and articles which changed my way of thinking. My self esteem improved and I feel a lot better and a lot happier in my life now. Thank you Anna.

Written by B.E on Nov 07, 2016 after counseling with Anna for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

Anna is great!

Written by S.H on Jul 03, 2016 after counseling with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

How refreshing to have someone as caring as Anna Smyth available to listen and guide you. I find her to be warm and non-judgemental; therefore, she is very easy to open up to, which is essential in making you better! I appreciate the friendship/kindness and advice she has given me. I'm a fan of this site and her!!

Written by K.R on Jun 21, 2016 after counseling with Anna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and depression

Anna is always there for me. She is very caring, compassionate and intelligent. She has told me about things I've never even heard of that might help me. Very glad BetterHelp hooked me up with Anna!

Written by J.O on Mar 29, 2016 after counseling with Anna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

I am going though some stressful periods in my life right now without someone who I can really talk with. I have never gone for therapy before but was reaching the point where I felt it was important. The flexibility of E-counseling seemed to be a good fit due to my work schedule and time constraints so I decided to sign up for the free trial.

I have been matched with Anna Smyth and been enjoying our conversations very much. We've been messaging longer messages about once a day. She is quick to respond, gives positive feedback and tries focusing on what can be improved in someone's life so they can live a more fulfilled life.

Written by B.R on Mar 06, 2016 after counseling with Anna for 4 months

I met Anna at a very dark time in my life. My self esteem was at an all time low and I didn't have the correct support system to help me. Since meeting Anna I've learned certain methods on how to calm myself down when I feel a panic attack coming on and how to control my anger. She understood my depression and let me know that I wasn't alone. Because of Anna I am learning how to love myself. I have a habit of shutting down when I get very low but Anna never gave up on me and constantly kept in contact with me. She is a great person and I will appreciate her forever.

Written by H.A on Feb 21, 2016 after counseling with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, self esteem, and depression

Anna has been a true blessing! Very helpful. I wouldn't have been able to come as far as I have if it wasn't for her helping to guide me on this journey of recovery!

Written by V.I on Nov 30, 2015 after counseling with Anna for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

I can't say enough good about Anna Smyth. Having her there to write to and to hear from makes an enormous difference in my ability to cope. I have so much heartache at this point in my life, and friends don't know how to help, so they disappear. But Anna is always there, ready with the exact right thing I needed to hear in that moment. Sometimes easy on me, sometimes candid and frank, her demeanor always reflects what I need most. Wonderful counselor. Best I have ever had.

Written by G.R on Nov 15, 2015 after counseling with Anna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

My experience with Anna was very positive and she helped me immensely, both in working through my questions and issues and in giving me a correct diagnosis. She is a straight-shooter and doesn't beat around the bush, but she is also very warm and deeply concerned with the heart and emotions. Working with her has set me on a healthy and hopeful road, and I have been so incredibly appreciative of her style, tone, and persistence in finding answers and help.

Written by K.A on Nov 13, 2015 after counseling with Anna for 1 month

I worked with Anna for about a month and she helped me even more than I could have asked for. I was dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety after I finished school to move back in with my parents. The ideas she gave me to deal with my anxiety helped me so much and it's unbelievable to see how the ways to deal with anxiety can be so simple and easy. Thank you again Anna for EVERYTHING. I had a wonderful experience on BetterHelp.

Written by K.I on Sep 23, 2015 after counseling with Anna for 4 weeks

Anna has been awesome from the start, I don't know how it happened, but I feel like she was just the exact perfect person for me and my needs.
I've recently had some crazy times going on in my life, but Anna has been keeping a close eye to see if I have been in contact with her, and if I do send her a message, she always replies almost right away!
This is the first time after SEVERAL different councilors that I have found one that fits me & my needs, as well as my feels comfortable enough to feel like a friend.

Written by L.I on Sep 15, 2015 after counseling with Anna for 1 month

I have felt honored to have Anna as a counselor! We have worked together for just a short time and since the beginning she has made me feel at home. It's like she always knows how to being me back to the real world when I get lost. Her words are calming and securing. One of the best counselors I have had in the 24 years i have been in counseling!

Written by J.O on Aug 03, 2015 after counseling with Anna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, and depression

Ms. Smyth has been an invaluable help to me during a traumatic time in my life. Her sensitivity to my situation was a comfort and motivation to continue seeking help. Kudos!

Written by M.E on Jun 14, 2015 after counseling with Anna for 3 weeks

Great counselor. She is sympathic yet no nonsense. I've had great interactions with her. She answers me promptly and to the point. We gel well and will always be thankful for her help.

Written by D.A on Jun 03, 2015 after counseling with Anna for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

Anna made me feel very welcome and it is a pleasure chatting with her. Anna gave me interesting bits of information in the sessions which I learnt loads. If there were awards for top counsellors Anna would have a trophy case full.