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Efrion Smith, LMSW

Addictions Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a Master Level Clinical Practice Licensed Social Worker in the State of Michigan. I have been Clinically licensed for the past 21 years. My experience has ranged from counseling to program management including in-home and office based services. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, mood disorders, military-related issues, gender identity related issues and people who have experienced all forms of trauma.

I obtained my BS in Social Work in 1997 from Prairie View A&M University. I obtained my MSW in 1998 from The University of Michigan School of Social Work. I have worked in many clinical settings including nonprofits and hospitals. I have experience in counseling couples, individuals (adults and children) and facilitating groups. I have received specialized training Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D).

My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, spiritual-based therapy, goal-directed therapy, solution focused therapy and reality-based therapies. I ultimately believe that we partner in the therapeutic relationship to make progress.

My goal is to help individuals recognize the power that they have in their mental health recovery.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Isolation/Loneliness, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

MI LMSW 6801080986


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I am grateful for Efrion’s flexibility with my fluid schedule.

Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Efrion for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues


Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Efrion for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching