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.
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I will seek help and advices from Anna again if I need counselling service in the future, I like talking to her and felt I can open up myself.
I have found that speaking to Anna has been really helpful and I am feeling a lot better already.
I’ve only had two meetings with Anna. Though I find her engaging and responsive, I would prefer to give a review after two more meetings.
Although I haven’t spent long talking to Anna, she has helped me so much and has been so kind. She has a very straightforward no-nonsense approach which has been exactly what I needed.
Anna is amazing and checks in on me when I shy away from therapy. I can tell she really cares and I love her therapeutically!
She has helped me to accept my flaws.
Anna is great, she is down to earth and very blunt about things. She doesn't mess around with what her opinions are and says what needs to be said in a very straight forward manner. She comes across as a very real person and not the kind of person that I immediately think of as a counselor. This was very helpful in me being able to talk to her and it made things very comfortable right away.
She provides options on different ways I can do things for myself to help me on my journey to having a healthy mind. She doesn't try to push methods of treatment onto me that she knows I am not wanting to do.
very good counselor- easy to engage with, very helpful. good source of support for me.
Anna worked with me for over a year on an extremely difficult issue, and helped me unravel & address it, as well as tackle multiple related and unrelated challenges in the process.
She's to the point and supportive at the same time, and was focused on my progress. A great counselor :)
I loved that Anna was there when I needed help the most. She was to the point and asked the right questions to get me to open up online. I definitely needed the voice session, too. Just a suggestion to newbies-I felt that made the connection more real in addition to messaging.
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.
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.
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.
It's my second time talking to her. She's helpful!
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!
So far Anna has been wonderful. I feel truly listened to and not judged by her.
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.
Anna has been an amazing help! I'm learning so much about myself and I am discovering my voice thanks to her!
I loved, extreme fast response! Seems to know a lot about the advices that she gave to me.
Anna is a very lovely person.
I felt a human kindness and professionalism.
I'll surely contact her again in the future!
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.
Anna is great!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.