Evalee Smith

(MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP-S)
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About Me

Hello, my name is Evalee and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia and South Carolina with over 20 years of experience working in mental health and social services as a counselor. I graduated from Savannah State University with a Master's degree in Social Work with a clinical concentration. I have worked in a variety of settings with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, relationship issues, parenting problems, life changes, OCD, ADHD, ODD, anger management skills, LGBTQ related issues, intellectual disabilities, women's issues, and caregiver stress. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach to therapy combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, solution focused, psycho-education, and psychodynamic counseling. I approach therapy from a person centered and strengths based perspective. Your treatment plan will be individualized to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek improved mental health. It is brave to take this step, and I am here to support you in a safe and understanding environment to empower you.

I am able to work with children, youth, teens, adults, older adults and couples.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW004128 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

LISW #11598 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on Sep 20, 2021 after counseling with Evalee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Evalee has an expertise that allows her to quickly pick up on my needs and give practical advice/tools while remaining supportive.

Written by D.A. on Sep 19, 2021 after counseling with Evalee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Evalee listens carefully and gives poignant advice when prompted. Highly recommend

Written by M.E. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Evalee for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, and bipolar disorder

Evalee has been wonderful during our sessions. She listens and helps me figure out what it is I am looking for out of therapy as well as helping guide me during our sessions. Better than any in person therapy I have had.

Written by C.A. on Sep 09, 2021 after counseling with Evalee for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

One of the first therapists I’ve felt like I can be completely honest with.

Written by M.A. on Aug 29, 2021 after counseling with Evalee for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

This is my first time doing online therapy. Her voice is very calm. She is a great listener and great person to talk to.!

Written by A.M. on Aug 23, 2021 after counseling with Evalee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Evalee is very kind and sweet. She takes time to listen to me about my day and makes my emotions feel very valid. I'm happy that I have her as my counselor.

Written by A.L. on Jul 25, 2021 after counseling with Evalee for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and anger management

Evalee is excellent at her job.

Written by J.O. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Evalee for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

100 percent the best sincerely the most awesome person to help me though my issues/ problems

Written by L.A. on Dec 03, 2020 after counseling with Evalee for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Evalee is a compassionate and caring counselor. She validates my feelings and offers options for working through difficult situations in my life. She provides great guidance on how to handle various issues that we discuss. I truly appreciate her and am grateful that BetterHelp connected us!

Written by C.H. on Nov 06, 2020 after counseling with Evalee for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Excellent listener, excellent advice

Written by M.A. on Sep 20, 2020 after counseling with Evalee for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

I appreciate the help I’m getting from her. Even though I haven’t been counseling with her that long, I know our sessions will get better with time.

Written by C.H. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Evalee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Evalee is the BEST. She listens, gives great advice, and will tell you exactly how it is.

Written by M.A. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Evalee for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Evalee has been a very calming constant in my efforts to better my anxiety. She has a soothing presence and listens to me without any judgement. Evalee has given me practices that has been helpful to me throughout the week and not just in our weekly video calls. I also like filling out journal entries when I am having thoughts that need to be put down. It gives you an option to post it for your counselor to see. She always responds that she has read them and helps her understand. For some reason, it is nice knowing she takes the time to read my thoughts and hardship. Evalee has been a wonderful counselor that puts me at ease when we video call despite my awkwardness at times. I definitely recommend her.

Written by J.E. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Evalee for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Evalee is a fantastic listener. For real one of the good ones.