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Derek Smith, LCSW

Addictions Anger management Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

Hi. I’m Derek Smith. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed in Wisconsin with 4 years of professional work experience. Working in residential and outpatient settings I have experience in helping clients with addictions, trauma, anger, and low self-esteem. I provide therapy using a variety technique, including rational emotive behavior therapy, problem-solving therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational Interviewing.

I work with clients to build trust and respect. I also work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It is imperative that I maintain a judgment-free space, a space that is challenging but comforting, and a process that is enlightening as well as retrospective. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the fist step towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that Journey.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Addictions Anger management Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Military and Veterans Issues, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling)

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

WI LCSW 10096-123


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

Derek is really helping me understand my feelings and work through them. He gives me great reading material to help me understand my issues.

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Derek has been great so far in my journey. Very helpful in trying to provide insight into my major concerns

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues