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Delores Smith, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation 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 Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation 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

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

VA LCSW 0904001262

Reviews

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Delores is an absolutely incredible therapist. She is kind and compassionate, yet firm. She understands exactly what I need to hear and has helped me reframe so many negative thoughts. I’m very lucky to work with her!

Written on May 21, 2024 after therapy with Delores for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Delores asks poignant questions that make you think through your problems in a systematic way. She's honest and forthright, not holding anything back that can help you unlock a deeper understanding about yourself or situation. I thoroughly enjoy our sessions because I leave feeling one step closer to managing my issues.

Written on May 02, 2024 after therapy with Delores for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coaching

Very pleased with the caregiving by my therapist, and had appreciable benefits from my time with her. Very Professional, insightful, and caring.

Written on Apr 01, 2024 after therapy with Delores for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Delores is kind, she listens, and helps me come to good insights on my issues. I would recommend her to anyone going through a grieving process

Written on Mar 17, 2024 after therapy with Delores for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Delores is attentive and direct with her feedback to me on the issues I am working on. She challenges me and helps me to grow.

Written on Jan 04, 2024 after therapy with Delores for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

She has great insight and gets right to the root of the discussion. She is supportive but keeps you accountable. Very helpful

Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Delores for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd