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Charley Smith, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Parenting issues Depression
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and addiction.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and patient-centered therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling)

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

License information

IL LCSW 149.013375


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

I've only had one session so far with Charley but I felt comfortable and "heard". I'm looking forward to meeting with him again.

Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Charley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd