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Claudia Smith, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression ADHD
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am licensed in California with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

40yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CA LCSW 11171

Reviews

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

Claudia has provided me with a number of resources to understand the issues I am dealing with as well as methods to manage them.

Written on Apr 09, 2024 after therapy with Claudia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I have tried multiple therapist on better help and actually gave up for some time , finally came back on a was matched with Claudia ... best therapist I have had , very responsive , and holds me accountable , and is a master of her craft .

Written on Apr 01, 2024 after therapy with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Claudia is awesome. She is knowledgeable and kind and really listens and gives great insight and feedback. So glad I made the decision to reach out for help.

Written on Mar 18, 2024 after therapy with Claudia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

This was my first time and had the best experience with Claudia

Written on Mar 14, 2024 after therapy with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Claudia is a thoughtful and caring therapist. I’ve had 3 since 2020, she’s my favorite.

Written on Feb 29, 2024 after therapy with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Claudia Smith has been so helpful to me and I can see and feel the improvement in my family relationships as well as how I’m feeling about myself. She listens intently and goes above and beyond. She has taught me many lessons with various options. Then I use the tools to do the work. I feel very comfortable and supported with Claudia.

Written on Feb 28, 2024 after therapy with Claudia for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes