Jennifer Smith

LCSW, CSW
Therapist Jennifer Smith Photo

About Me

My name is Jennifer Smith and I am a licensed clinical social worker/ licensed clinical addiction specialist in North Carolina with 12 years of experience in a clinical setting. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, parenting concerns, ADHD, poor motivation and self esteem. I am also certified as a clinical trauma professional.
I believe that effective therapy is a partnership between the clinician and you. Goals should be based on your needs and symptoms with my experience helping guide you through your journey. I have extensive experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, Exposure Therapy, Solution Focused therapy and grief counseling.
My life experiences have helped shape me to be a more genuine and empathic person desiring to help others live a happier, more fulfilling life. I believe we all experience trials and tribulations. I am no different. I knew after personal losses and family trauma I wanted to spend my career helping others learn to cope and overcome. I believe support and guidance is essential. I am a great listener, down to earth and open minded. I love to see people regain the happiness, ability to control their symptoms and/ or learn to manage often unfair life circumstances .



Specialties

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

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

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C007417 (Expires: 2023-09-01)

CSW #9632-C (Expires: 2023-07-31)

LISW #14740 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jennifer 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 T.R. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Jennifer is smart, thought provoking and always helps me work through situations whether good or bad. She is easy to talk to and cares about her patients.

Written by C.O. on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Jennifer is so friendly and supportive. She’s very attentive and also works with my schedule to help accommodate my needs. I really appreciate her energy!

Written by A.M. on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I’ve been seeing Jennifer for a few months now and I’m so thankful to have been connected with her. She has helped me tremendously and continues to do so. I look forward to talking to her every week and know she’s always there for me throughout the week if I need her. I love the connection I have with her and feel understood. Sessions with Jennifer have been a highlight of my week each week. Wish I could give her a big hug in person to thank her for everything she has already done for me.

Written by M.E. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Jennifer is amazing! She has really helped me so much and makes you feel so comfortable.

Written by N.I. on Feb 19, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Jennifer Smith is by far one of the best therapists I have ever had. She is responsive and kind while still keeping it real with me and pushing me to be my greatest self. I couldn’t have asked for a better counselor!

Written by M.I. on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

Would befinatly recommend her 100% hands down!

Written by N.O. on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jennifer listens and provides helpful guidance that works! She helped me confront a difficult work situation professionally and the outcome was positive. Thanks!

Written by C.H. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Jennifer has been beyond helpful for me. I was skeptical of virtual therapy at first but she was so effective that it persuaded me to alter my career path.

Written by L.E. on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I've been in therapy with Jennifer for about 3 years now, transitioned from in person to only in be . I appreciate her compassion and genuine care about me as a person. I feel supported in achieving my goals and have seen major success in reaching for my goals. I also enjoy her sense of humorin helping me laugh at absurdities in life that come along. I highly recommend Jennifer Smithas a therapist who cares and believes in me.

Written by R.I. on Nov 21, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I have been seeing Jennifer for years and have been with her through the changes in offices. She has helped me through my darkest times in trauma and gives me doable coping skills to work through my obstacles I have daily. I would recommend her highly.

Written by M.E. on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks

10/10 she’s amazing!!!

Written by M.E. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jennifer Smith is a wonderful person and very compassionate counselor. She is a person that not only will understand what you are going through but will do anything to help.

Written by A.M. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

Jennifer is WONDERFUL. I have gotten so much out of my sessions with her. She has the warm, caring personality I was looking for while also being experienced in dealing with family members with personality disorders, which was important to me. I would highly recommend her.

Written by C.H. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I just started doing counseling, and it was a huge step for me. With Jennifer I feel safe and like I can talk to her about anything. I am still new but I am thankful I have met Jennifer, I know she will truly make a difference in my life. I have a good feeling about this.

Written by M.E. on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jennifer has been so much help! She makes me feel more confident in my decisions but also gives me the little push I need. When I just need to be upset or vent or talk she is always someone I feel like I can send a quick message to and know I won't get a "it will be ok" message but instead a thought out message that helps me!

Written by L.E. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Jennifer has been extremely helpful to me as I learn to manage my new ADHD diagnosis. Her support comes in a variety of ways -- listening to my struggles, offering validation, and coming up with practical, manageable, and realistic ways to improve my quality of life. I highly recommend her to those struggling with ADHD!