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Beverly Smith, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Family conflicts Depression
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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.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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

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

License information

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.

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

She’s great!

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

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 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

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 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