Beverly (Ann) Smith Bio
In addition to being a therapist, I am a licensed clinical social worker (MSW, LCSW), certified dementia practitioner and former Baccalaureate trained nurse. This unique background enables me to empower others in multiple ways.
My over 20 years of experience includes working in hospitals, clinics, adoption/foster care agencies, assisted living facilities, and teaching as an adjunct professor at local junior colleges.
I have counseled children, teens, foster parents, grandparents, young parents, members of the LGBTQ community, and cisgender adults using cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy.
I believe that good outcomes with therapy are significantly linked to being matched with the therapist best suited for you. My goal is to be caring, honest, compassionate, committed and effective.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.019537
Great therapy sessions. Informative and much needed!
Written on Oct 19, 2023 after therapy with Beverly for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and grief
Beverly Smith has been very helpful. She’s a great listener and provides excellent incite.
Written on Jun 19, 2023 after therapy with Beverly for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and anger management
An incredible clinician.
Written on Apr 23, 2023 after therapy with Beverly for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management
She is a great listener and allows you to talk through your feelings and concerns while asking questions that make you think and analyze. I would reccommend her for sure!
Written on Apr 01, 2023 after therapy with Beverly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coaching
I’ve only had two video call sessions, but I feel that we are already on a good track. I like that we talk through issues together. Beverly is very much a partner in my journey of healing and success.
Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Beverly for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd