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Dr. David Smith, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes
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About me

Education and prevention work; we do have remarkable transformations in our lives when we learn, apply, and follow through on simple principles that are freely available to us, but that we may not be aware of, see, or remember. Our focus is based on the experience that many of our perceptions, thinking patterns, and corresponding feelings are (paradoxically) what cause or generate much of our own psychic pain and suffering. Learning how and why this may be so is to unlock a great mystery. Gaining knowledge of how our perceptions arise, evolve into our beliefs, reactions, and behavior patterns is “therapeutic,” and can open new ways of being in the world.

My professional experience over the last 25 years includes working as a behavioral health provider, healthcare consultant, professor, and executive. Clinically, my work ranges through assessment, forensic evaluation, education, and prevention strategies across counseling, and training services for individuals, groups, and organizations. Academically, my appointments have included professorships in both Community and Clinical Psychology, and applied research publications in behavioral healthcare involving patient satisfaction and healing factors, barriers to healing and recovery, designing outcome measurements, and the use of technology in clinical environments.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Young Adult Issues

Services offered


License information

MN LICSW 08854


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

In the short time I had with Dr. Smith I felt more at ease after our conversation then I’d felt in months. He’s been very helpful in aspects that I didn’t even expect. He brings out things in me I suppress but I feel good after he pulls it out and clears it. I wouldn’t change therapists for anything.

Written on Apr 05, 2024 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd