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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Addictions , 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 Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.019537
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If it wasn’t for her I don’t no we’re I be thanks from her I doing much better I can smile again
I am grateful that Anne is such a wonderful, knowledgeable and patient therapist.
Having someone who truly listens in a safe environment that can help me navigate my anxiety and day to day issues concerns that come up has really helped me be in a more healthy place.
I have been I have been working with Beverly for about a year now. She has been there for me through some very tough times and has helped me talk through the tough circumstances I was facing. She has always had a gentle approach and has been very helpful to chat with. In between our scheduled sessions she always checks in with a message which really helped me on days I was struggling. I highly recommend working with Beverly.
Great listener and great strategies.
Ann is a wonderful therapist. She listens, she asks questions that make me think and self evaluate, and she offers helpful practical advice.
She is an amazing Therapist. She takes the time to listen and she also gives you the right tools you need in order to work through your issues and to better yourself.
Beverly Ann Smith is a godsend of a therapist. Structured, incisive, personable and supportive, she is a master of the therapeutic alliance. I'm so lucky to have found her.
Ann is a very special person she's understanding wise . Gives me different ideas on how to handle my situation that I'm dealing with. I can see a long lasting relationship
She’s has great communication skills and comes with a plan!
She’s great she helped me reframe a some concepts about my last relationship that have helped my breakup recovery
She listens to me, she gives advice, she mentioned that she may say something to me that will hurt my feelings, and that was okay, I could be mad at her. But I have to be honest, what she said was real, it was true and it did NOT hurt my feelings. I NEED her truth, honesty, outside views right now. She is already helping me tremendously. This is a hard battle right now. I know I needed help. I’m thankful they matched me with Beverly.