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Delores Smith, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a clinically trained social worker with more than 40 years of experience. My treatment specialties include depression, anxiety, and grief counseling. I assist with the resolution of work-related concerns. I am also a trained life coach, helping people make decisions related to changes they would like to have in their lives while achieving work/life balance. I also provide behavior modification, problem-solving, and motivation therapy. I work with couples of all kinds, knowing that being a couple or family cannot be defined only in the traditional sense. I take a broad view in this area.

The basis for my efforts is insight therapy. I encourage those who work with me to consider how their decisions and actions enhance or impair the attainment of their goals. This type of understanding is critical for making meaningful life changes.

My work is for and about you! We will go as far and as fast as you are able. Although I offer clarity in recognizing the issues that concern you, I will never take you where you do not want to go. Our work will be free of judgment, allowing you to speak and respond openly. I will always respect you and value what you share with me.

You have made the right decision by embarking on a therapeutic relationship. I hope you choose me to help guide you on that journey.

Professional experience

47yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Grief Self esteem Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Personality Disorders, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

VA LCSW 0904001262


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

Delores is an amazing therapist. I trust her opinions and feel comfortable telling her everything. She has helped me through a very difficult time in my life and I am seeing the positive impacts of working with her. She holds me accountable and I am making progress weekly towards my goals. Would recommend her to anyone needing therapy.

Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Delores for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I am very pleased with Delores. She listens. Kind but direct. She asks me questions that cause me to look at myself and my family situation differently. I appreciate the insight I've acquired, but also the results! I am taking much better care of myself. I feel much happier and it shows. Even friends can see the change!

Written on Jul 16, 2023 after therapy with Delores for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Delores has been very helpful with her words of wisdom and always sending me resources that help with my situation.

Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Delores for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Delores Smith is very respectful and is a professional at her job she listens and even asks questions that keeps you thinking even after the session. This was the first time of me going to therapy and was nervous but Delores Smith eased my worries and does her job very well.

Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Delores for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Delores comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Her insight is spot on. She asks probing questions to get to the heart of the matter while respecting the sensitivity of any subject.

Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Delores for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

I feel supported and understood. Delores presents suggestions that are not judgemental. She guides me to solutions instead of telling me how to resolve my problems. I appreciate the safe environment she creates that allows me to speak freely.

Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Delores for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and coping with life changes