About me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149.019537


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Beverly 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.

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

She’s great!

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

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

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.
Thank-you Anne!

Written on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Great listener and great strategies.

Written on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ann is a wonderful therapist. She listens, she asks questions that make me think and self evaluate, and she offers helpful practical advice.

Written on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Beverly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Beverly for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

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.

Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Beverly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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

Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Beverly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

She’s has great communication skills and comes with a plan!

Written on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Beverly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

She’s great she helped me reframe a some concepts about my last relationship that have helped my breakup recovery

Written on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Beverly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

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