Evalee Smith

LISW, LCSW

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

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

Written by L.U. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Evalee for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Evalee is a very good listener, and she is really on point with her exercises and techniques. I’ve had OCD and its accompanying quirks and anxiety for most of my life. I thought some of them were insurmountable. And I almost can’t believe how quickly I’ve made significant progress in such a short time.

You have to do the work. But her guidance in regard to *what* to work on and *how* to work on it has been sensational. I went to her almost out of desperation, but I didn’t have much in the way of good expectations. I’ve never been so happy to report how wrong I was to be cynical.

Evalee is utterly fantastic.

Written by M.E. on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Evalee for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Evalee is receptive, compassionate, and skilled. She listens carefully and provides honest, nonjudgemental feedback. She is amazing and I'd recommend her to anyone.

Written by E.M. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Evalee for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Evalee has been wonderful. I was EXTREMELY lucky to have chosen her. She is kind, smart, and thoughtful. She’s also a great listener. Couldn’t recommend her more highly!

Written by B.A. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Evalee for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

So far I’m loving our calls. I’m excited about continuing this journey

Written by J.U. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Evalee for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Evalee Smith is a knowledgeable & compassionate therapist. She is insightful & will recommend different therapy treatments that are very useful. I recommend her highly.

Written by D.U. on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Evalee for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

She listened very well I like the way she listened to me.

Written by P.A. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Evalee for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

love her!

Written by C.A. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Evalee for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, self esteem, and adhd

Very attentive kind and knowledgeable

Written by M.A. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Evalee for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Very kind and un-assuming. listens the tone and feeling of what you're saying, and is able to ask the questions you need to be asked, even if you're unwilling or incapable of starting the conversation.

Written by C.A. on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Evalee for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

She makes me feel heard, understood, and valid. I higher recommend her.

Written by I.R. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Evalee for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She was nice and patient with me. Her availability was good. She helped me discover new things about myself, and some aha moments. I would see her again.

Written by D.E. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Evalee for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Therapy with Evalee has helped me immensely in dealing with long term mental health problems, life issues, and professional issues. She treats me with kindness and leads me in a direction that is productive and healthy. She is very good at what she does.

Written by J.U. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Evalee for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Evalee is supportive yet knows what’s the best course for my improvement. She understands yet challenges me. Her advice is sound.

Written by R.A. on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Evalee for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Evalee has been a great help. With her tools and resources, she has set me up for mental health success. Thank you for being there for me :)

Written by A.L. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Evalee for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

I was seeing another therapist before Evalee on better help for a couple months and I've had 3 sessions with Evalee. Evalee has made me feel so much more comfortable opening up and makes me feel like she actually cares and is listening. She helps me come up with solutions to the problems in my life and helps me feel confident in my decisions. I still have a lot to work on but I feel like Evalee can really help me help myself

Written by A.N. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Evalee for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Evalee is a wonderful listener who understands how I am feeling and how to approach my situation. I appreciate her insight.

Written by S.A. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Evalee for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Evalee has been a great counselor. She has help guide me through some mentally challenging situation. Listened to me when all I wanted to do is vent. She has added some more tools to help me navigate through some mentally challenged areas. I would recommend her.

Written by I.S. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Evalee for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Evalee is a kind, tender woman. She remembers everything I’ve spoken to her about, and every session gets better and better. If I do counseling with my spouse, I would try to have her to that as well. She’s great.

Written by C.A. on Nov 06, 2021 after therapy with Evalee for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Evalee is amazing! She always listens to me and is always affirms how I feel.

Written by R.A. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Evalee for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She is absolutely amazing, she has been so helpful for me

Written by A.N. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Evalee for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Very helpful, kindhearted, and just overall always a great experience chatting with her.

Written by M.I. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Evalee for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Loved her very very great help to me

Written by D.A. on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy 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 therapy 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 M.A. on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy with Evalee for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Excellent listener, excellent advice

Written by M.A. on Sep 20, 2020 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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.

Work with me!