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.
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
CA LCSW 11171
Claudia is wonderful. She listens to my concerns and genuinely cares. I look forward to continuing to work with Claudia.
Written on Dec 05, 2023 after therapy with Claudia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem
Claudia has been great. After 2 sessions, I'm already feeling better about things going on in my life!
Written on Nov 16, 2023 after therapy with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Therapy with Claudia Smith has made a huge difference in my personal life. She has helped me to face issues that I didn’t want to face and given me helpful articles so I can understand better different ways I can change my present reality and move forward. She also sends a personal message between sessions to give encouragement or just to make me smile & feel cared about after a difficult emotional event. She presents practical possible solutions to help me consider what is best for me, but I still can choose my OWN WAY!
Written on Nov 13, 2023 after therapy with Claudia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and adhd
She has paid attention to what I have to say and has given the advice that I needed to hear and has so far followed up and see how I am feeling and have other concerns or things I needed to share.
Written on Oct 14, 2023 after therapy with Claudia for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Claudia responds quickly, offers help, ideas and media sources between sessions. She is also very pragmatic and direct.
Written on Oct 12, 2023 after therapy with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I went through, am going through a difficult break-up, and Claudia has been able to talk to me when I need it. She sensed my urgency and made time for me, and I appreciate it.
Written on Sep 22, 2023 after therapy with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes